Transnational Buildings in Local Environments

Transnational Buildings in Local Environments

by Luciana Melchert Saguas Presas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754643166

ISBN-13: 9780754643166

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Presas argues that office buildings were once constructed to local standards of environmental sensitivity, whereas those designed and built for multinational corporations can serve as models for environmentally responsible policies and structures within local communities. She describes how the globalization of trade, information, and awareness of environment has

Overview

Presas argues that office buildings were once constructed to local standards of environmental sensitivity, whereas those designed and built for multinational corporations can serve as models for environmentally responsible policies and structures within local communities. She describes how the globalization of trade, information, and awareness of environment has transformed cities' approach to place and function, how urban office buildings are being environmentally restructured to meet the resulting expectations, and how globalization has affected ecological modernization. She offers case studies from Amsterdam, Sao Paulo, and Beijing, and closes by describing "glocalization," a process in which transnational corporations and their structures inform urban environments at the local level. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754643166
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Design and the Built Environment Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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