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Cross-Cultural Urban Design: Global or Local Practice?
     

Cross-Cultural Urban Design: Global or Local Practice?

by Catherin Bull, Davisi Boontharm, Claire Parin, Darko Radovic, Guy Tapie
 

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ISBN-10: 0415432804

ISBN-13: 9780415432801

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Unprecedented in its scope, Cross-Cultural Urban Design: Global or Local Practice? explores how urban design has responded to recent trends towards global standardisation. Following analysis of its practice in the local domain, the book looks at how urban planning and design should be repositioned for the future.

It looks at:

  • population

Overview

Unprecedented in its scope, Cross-Cultural Urban Design: Global or Local Practice? explores how urban design has responded to recent trends towards global standardisation. Following analysis of its practice in the local domain, the book looks at how urban planning and design should be repositioned for the future.

It looks at:

  • population movement
  • urbanization
  • suburbanization
  • tourism
  • commercialization
  • environmental degradation
  • flows of capital.

Mapping out how urban practitioners, researchers and educators are currently responding to these issues in their work, this volume presents and discusses cases and theories of urbanism from across the globe.

Contributions are framed in three sections: Re-conceptualising the city; presenting ways to read the contemporary city and re-think work within it, Experiments in practice; presenting and discussing case studies where practitioners have confronted new conditions and Learning cross-cultural urban design; presenting and discussing learning as a field of research and its contribution to practice.

A unique collection, Cross-cultural Urban Design outlines a new way of thinking about urban design within the complex context of the contemporary world and points a way forward – as a cross-cultural practice that supports and develops sustainability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415432801
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Illustration credits     viii
List of contributors     ix
Foreword: confronting epistemes     xvi
Acknowledgements     xxvii
Introduction: cross-cultural practice - why experiment now?   Catherin Bull   Claire Parin     1
Reconceptualizing the city     14
Introduction: new ways to read difference   Claire Parin     15
Finding the identity of place through local landscapes: Mooban and Kampong   Sani Limthongsakul     25
Erasure, layering, transformation, absorption: the convergence of formal traditions   Sidh Sintusingha     29
Between 'asianization' and 'new cosmopolitanism': housing in twenty-first-century Singapore   Xavier Guillot     34
Dissolved identity and disintegrated globalization   Steven Whitford     39
The communal project and the reinforcement of values   Emmanuel Amougou Mballa     46
Urban development and context: the traditional landscape and globalization in Marrakech   Jean-Noel Tournier     49
The urban edge: Bangkok soi as mediators of the global and local   Koen De Wandeler     57
Eco-planning for development in northern Thailand   Thada Sutthitham     65
Local identity in Bangkok's businessdistricts   Ornsiri Panin     71
Experiments in practice     76
Introduction: the dynamics of the urban design project   Guy Tapie   Darko Radovic     77
Transparency in sustainable development: Nhong Han Basin, Thailand   Eggarin Anukulyudhathon     89
Restructuring the medina in Tunis: El Hafsia   Wassim Ben Mahmoud     94
Garden urbanism in China and New Zealand   Matthew Bradbury     99
Revitalizing the Montenegrin village: Gornja Lastva   Laurence Feveile   Marija Nikolic   Nicolas Petrovitch Njegosh     103
Strategies to support urban identity: are there European models?   Carlos Gotlieb     108
Mediating global and local: the Montreal experience   Daniel Latouche     112
New practices in urban development   Jean-Claude Margueritte     115
Sustainable tourism for local identity: the hill-tribe villages of northern Thailand   Wandee Pinijvarasin   Pasinee Sunakorn     119
Making the city: the Bordeaux experience   Michel Bergeron   Patrice Godier     124
Learning cross-cultural practice     128
Introduction: reflecting on cross-cultural interactions   Catherin Bull    Davisi Boontharm     129
Casts, roles and scripts of otherness   Darko Radovic     135
Analysis, concept and the value of words   Davisi Boontharm     150
Work and/or play?   Piyalada D. Thaveeprungsriporn     163
Why use English?   Singh Intrachooto     168
Sustainability learnt from difference   Glenn Thomas     174
Experiencing cross-cultural practice   Catherin Bull     187
Workshops as culture   Guy Tapie     204
Conclusion: urban design for a cross-cultural future   Catherin Bull   Darko Radovic   Claire Parin     208
Index     234

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