Making Cities Work / Edition 1

Making Cities Work / Edition 1

by George Hazel, Roger Parry
     
 

Cities are the human race at its very best and very worst, bringing together wealth and poverty, culture and crime. For the majority of us, and our children, they will define our lives. The challenge is to make them better places to live; to design and operate them successfully, whilst balancing society’s often conflicting demands. 

Making Cities

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Overview

Cities are the human race at its very best and very worst, bringing together wealth and poverty, culture and crime. For the majority of us, and our children, they will define our lives. The challenge is to make them better places to live; to design and operate them successfully, whilst balancing society’s often conflicting demands. 

Making Cities Work is about enabling communities to be more successful. It showcases ideas in action, not just in theory – initiatives that enhance the quality of urban life.

The book features projects from all over the world, based around three key themes:

  • Arriving in the City
  • Enjoying the City
  • Getting around the City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470846810
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

VENICE – THE CLASSIC CASE STUDY.

ARRIVING IN THE CITY.

Gardermoen Airport, Oslo, Norway.

The New TGV Méditerranée Stations, France.

Chep Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong.

Translink Interchange, Bangor/Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Nils Ericson Bus Station, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Grand Central Station, New York, USA.

Yokohama Ferry Terminal, Japan.

Salamanca Train Station, Spain.

ENJOYING THE CITY.

Marbella Old Town, Spain.

The South Bank, Brisbane, Australia.

Copenhagen Squares and Spaces, Denmark.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, USA.

Toronto Malls, Canada.

Wall Murals, South Africa.

New Rondas, New Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain.

Circular Quay and The Rocks, Sydney, Australia.

Vancouver Downtown, Canada.

Public Realm, Glasgow, Scotland.

Post Office Park, Boston, USA.

GETTING AROUND THE CITY.

Edinburgh’s Greenways, Scotland.

Bristol – The Legible City, England.

Cycling in Rennes, France and Groningen, The Netherlands.

Curitiba, Brazil.

The Strasbourg LRT, France.

The Portland Streetcar, Oregon, USA.

The Brisbane Busway, Australia.

Singapore Road Pricing, Singapore.

The ULTra System, Cardiff, Wales.

CONCLUSION.

URBAN HEROS.

BIBLIOGRAPHY, USEFUL WEBSITES, PHOTO CREDITS.

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