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"Resource Architecture" -- under this theme architects and other planners, in co-operation with representatives of further disciplines, will discuss the responsibility they bear when designing our environment, and the ability they have to promote sustainable building in an international context. This report of the XXI World Congress of Architecture UIA Berlin 2002 formulates the aims for a global discussion on architecture, urban planning and landscape design.
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Overview

"Resource Architecture" -- under this theme architects and other planners, in co-operation with representatives of further disciplines, will discuss the responsibility they bear when designing our environment, and the ability they have to promote sustainable building in an international context. This report of the XXI World Congress of Architecture UIA Berlin 2002 formulates the aims for a global discussion on architecture, urban planning and landscape design.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783764367527
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 11.74 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Forewords
Reflections on the Theme of the XXI World Congress of Architecture 17
The Image of Planet Earth - Reflections on Architecture as Part of a Global Environmental Policy 25
10 Questions by the Scientific Committee to the XXI World Congress of Architecture UIA Berlin 2002 40
The Challenges of Sustainable Urbanisation 67
Typology and Conformity to Natural Laws of "Chaotic City" Development (Tokyo, New York) 70
Sustainable Cities: A Strategy for a Post-Terrorized World 73
Layering of a Spontaneous City over a Planned One - Case of Nairobi's Central Business District (CBD) 76
Future Perspectives of Asian Urban Societies 80
Regional versus Global - Singapore Experience 83
The New Economy and the City Image 86
Urban Spaces in Latin America - Recent Projects 88
City seeks Dialogue - From the Stadtforum (City Forum) to Cooperative Development Planning 90
Capitalist Realism 93
The Community Development Corporation as a Nucleus for a Civil Society 97
New Urbanism in the USA and Urban Design Reform in Europe: Common Ground, Differences and Contradictions 100
Eco-City: The Philosophy of Symbiosis - From the Age of Machine to the Age of Life 108
The Ecological Design of Large Buildings and Large Sites 110
Interstitial Landscapes as Resources - A Few Thoughts about a Tactical Approach to Urban Intervention 112
Fastland - Urban Landscape in Condition of its Disposal 115
Resource Region: Regionalpark Mitteldeutschland 117
Negotiating Margins, Reclaiming Peripheries - The "Wilderness" Imperative in Architecture and Urban Design 120
Center as Periphery: Studies to Revitalization of Traditional Downtown Areas 124
Land and Democracy 129
The Art of the Feasible - The Role of Construction in Architecture 130
Working at Three Scales 134
The City of 2030 - Network and Processes 142
Innovation and Tradition 144
Idensity: Public Space in the Information/Communication Age 146
Architecture and the Information Era 150
Back in the Driver's Seat - How Architects can Regain their Renaissance Role 152
Architects in Time and Space: Understanding Sustainability 154
Tradition and Innovation - The Evolution of Regional Architecture in China 157
Architecture of Russia in the Epoch of Globalization 161
The Modernisation of Old Buildings and the Preservation of Historic Monuments - The Irish Experience 162
Processes of Transformation in the "New Cities" of Siberia - The City Angarsk 164
Architectural Politics of Belated Modernity: Re-Traditionalizing the Islamic World 168
The Eureka Tower 171
Global Movements and New Resources: a Planners Perspective 178
Globalization and Regionality 180
Globalization and Identity in Architecture 183
The Americanization of the New Berlin 187
An Event City - A Pandora's Box 190
Citytainment - Staging the City and Public Space 192
A New Naturalism (6 Micromanifests) 196
The Virtual-Physical Nexus: Future City Scenarios for the Arab World 198
The Multi-Layered City - An Alternative Urban Design Paradigm 202
Reflections on Architecture - Identity of Space as a Resource 206
Towards Zero-Energy Urban Infrastructures 210
Architects and Architecture for a New World 214
Holism and the Sacredness of Shelter - A Southern African Experience 219
The Innovation of Innovations: Works of Architecture in 2030 223
Designing and Building in the Tropics 225
Index of Chairpersons and Speakers of the XXI World Congress of Architecture 229
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