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Conceptions of the Desirable: What Cities Ought to Know about the Future

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Right in the heart of Graz, the second largest city in Austria, an entire city district had simply fallen into oblivion. Now, the industrial park of the former Reininghaus Brewery has been rediscovered.

The new owners have taken up the search for answers: How, in future, do we wish to work and live?

In his foreword, Clifford Pearson deputy editor of the Architectural record, writes:

"I don’t know what Reininghaus will be like when people start ...

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Overview

Right in the heart of Graz, the second largest city in Austria, an entire city district had simply fallen into oblivion. Now, the industrial park of the former Reininghaus Brewery has been rediscovered.

The new owners have taken up the search for answers: How, in future, do we wish to work and live?

In his foreword, Clifford Pearson deputy editor of the Architectural record, writes:

"I don’t know what Reininghaus will be like when people start moving there. I have no idea if it will be a model that other developers or community builders will want to follow. But I am impressed with the way its founders are approaching their task. They’re asking the right questions and talking to some fascinating people. They’re thinking and wondering before they start defining and designing. By doing so, they’ve gotten my attention.”

The book presents the results of a research by structuring its content into: Life, Work, Urbanity and Education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783211998960
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/13/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Asset One

Since May 2005, the Real Estate Development Corporation, headquartered in Graz, has owned the properties formerly held by the Brau AG. The intention is to create greater living satisfaction through an increase in value that balances economic and cultural interests.

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Table of Contents

Life: Simply Stop from Time to Time; The Knowledge of Life; Tactful Resistance; Religion as a Form of Wisdom; Parallel Lines Don’t Intersect; Crazy for Intensity; City, Alpine Pasture, Art; The Value(s) of Technology: Dealing with Divergence; Think Globally, Act Globally; The City as an Ever-Changing Being; Anarchism with Feeling; Copenhagen; What Cities Ought to Know about Life.-

Work: The Culture of Failure; Be Not Afraid; Free Floating; A Little Piece of Happiness; A Life Less Ordinary; San Patrignano – Rehabilitation in the Vineyard; The Children of the Revolution; The End of the Youth Craze; Everything’s Getting Better; Rush Hour; Cambridge; What Cities Ought to Know about Work.-

Urbanity: My Re-Generation; We Have this Craving for Mobility; Living on Holy Turf.; A Wealth of Ideas; Shared Space – An Appeal to Reason; From Edible to Enjoyable; Building for the Arts Section; We are All Designer Engineers; Without Words; There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect City; No Time to Slow Down; Barcelona; What Cities Ought to Know about Urbanity.-

Education: Life Can’t Be Faked; Our Raw Material Is Creativity; Blue Sky Thinking; Bring Along Your Passion; The Project 400 Rule List; A Farewell to Thoughtlessness; There’s Never Been More Beginning than Now; Making Recurring Patterns Recurringly Interesting; Mama, I Wanna Go to Boarding School!; The Naturalization of Emotions; What Children Ought to Learn, If Teachers Had Their Way; A Refreshing Cold Shower of Pragmatism; London; What Cities Ought to Know about Education;

Reflections: A Look into the Past of the Future; Hope and Despair.

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