Making Cities Work / Edition 1

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Overview

Cities are the human race at its very best and very worst, bringingtogether wealth and poverty, culture and crime. For the majority ofus, and our children, they will define our lives. The challenge isto make them better places to live; to design and operate themsuccessfully, whilst balancing society’s often conflictingdemands. 

Making Cities Work is about enabling communities to bemore 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 aroundthree key themes:

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

From the Publisher
"…food for thought….lavishly illustrated…" (Surveyor, February 2004)

“…both visual and informative, packed with facts, concepts and design innovation…” (Media Week, 18 May 2004) 

“…a feel good book about feel good architecture…the photographs draw the reader in…many and varied examples…highly recommended…” (Building Engineer, July 04)

“…of particular interest to planners and those working in the fields of social development and urban infrastructure…” (Perspective, July 04)

“…beautifully illustrated…superb photography…will inspire you…” (Accounting & Business, July 04)

“…a colourful and accessible guide to good practice in urban design …an enjoyable and educational read...” (Regeneration & Renewal, 22 October 04)

“…well illustrated…this book could act as a catalyst…” (Urban Design, August 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470846810
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE HAZEL is Visiting Professor of Transport Policy atthe Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and Director of McLeanHazel, a consultancy specialising in providing transport advice,concepts and solutions for the public and private sectors.

ROGER PARRY is Chief Executive of Clear ChannelInternational, the global media company. He is the author of PeopleBusinesses (1991) and Enterprise: The Leadership Role (2003).

BRIAN M EVANS is Artistic Professor of Urban Design atthe School of Architecture at Chalmers University in Gothenburg andis a partner of Gillespies, an urban and landscape designpractice.

JAMES CRAVEN is Communications Director of Clear ChannelInternational. He is author of numerous works on the marketing ofpublic transport.

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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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