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Planning for Mobility: Designing City Centers and New Towns in the USSR and the GDR in the 1960s

Elke Beyer

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how planning for mobility, especially automobility, shaped designs for city centers in the USSR and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) during the 1960s. Taking the first ... More


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in Grounds for Review: The Garden Festival in Urban Planning and Design

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235392
eISBN:
9781846314643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235392.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter begins by describing what garden festivals are and how they raise awareness of urban land issues and design. It then outlines the four stages of the festival process. First, ... More


“Model of the Modern Urban University”: The New Spatial Form of the Chicago Circle Campus

Sharon Haar

in The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665648
eISBN:
9781452946528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter details the various architectural considerations and nuances behind the construction of the urban campus of the time—the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (UICC), so named because ... More


Tradition in the Service of Modernity: Architecture and Urbanism in French Colonial Policy, 1900–1930

Gwendolyn Wright

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores urbanism and architecture under French colonial policy during the period from 1900 to 1930, and discusses how urban design can be allied with power, relying on the support of ... More


Designing with Nature As “Archetypal Precedent”: Portland Open Space Sequence, Seattle Freeway Park, Manhattan Square Park

Alison Bick Hirsch

in City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679782
eISBN:
9781452948201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679782.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter Three presents Halprin’s reliance on the “archetypal precedent of natural processes” to reorient people to their environment and reduce the barriers between humans and the natural world. The ... More


Urban Design, Planning, and the Politics of Development in Curitiba

Clara Irazábal

in Contemporary Urbanism Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032818
eISBN:
9780813039275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032818.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines urban design and planning projects and processes in Curitiba, Brazil, which have been taking place since the 1960s. It discusses some political and institutional factors that ... More


Reshaping the Metropolitan Territory: Contemporary Urban Interventions in São Paulo

Carlos Leite

in Contemporary Urbanism Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032818
eISBN:
9780813039275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032818.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the concept of contemporary urban interventions in São Paulo Paulo, Brazil. It analyzes the city's process of territorial transformation and the new possibilities for urban ... More


Ground Zero

Adrian Parr

in Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory and the Politics of Trauma

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627547
eISBN:
9780748652433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines how traumatic memory can impact upon the vitality of the urban landscape as in the case of Ground Zero using Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's concepts of smooth and striated ... More


The End(s) of Urban Ecology in the Global City

Andrew Newman

in Landscape of Discontent: Urban Sustainability in Immigrant Paris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816689620
eISBN:
9781452950686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689620.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 4 looks at what happens when environmentalism --and urban sustainability in particular-- becomes part of a language of power (and logic for policy) in major global city such as Paris. I show ... More


Reclaiming City Image and Street Livability: Projeto Rio Cidade, Rio de Janeiro

Vicente del Rio

in Contemporary Urbanism Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032818
eISBN:
9780813039275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032818.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the concepts behind Projeto Rio Cidade, an urban redevelopment program launched in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1993 to revitalize commercial corridors and neighborhood centers ... More


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