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Fundamental Trends in City Development / Edition 1

Fundamental Trends in City Development / Edition 1

by Giovanni Maciocco


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ISBN-13: 9783540741787
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 02/25/2008
Series: Urban and Landscape Perspectives , #1
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Three Categories of Utopia     1
City Adrift     1
Conservative, Liquidatory and Resistant Utopias     3
The Discomposed City     7
The Formless City     7
Crisis of the Context of Proximity     9
Crisis of the Ethics of Proximity     18
Deconstruction of the Space of Proximity     22
The Generic City     41
The Revenge of Functionalism     41
Thematisation of the City     44
The City as a Simulacrum     53
Desired Landscapes     57
The Segregated City     67
The Urban Project of Inequality     67
Elitist Segregation as Global Identity     72
Flat Man     79
Reinventing the City     97
Externity     97
Recovering Sensitive Knowledge of the City     103
Walking is the "Speech Act" of the City     112
"Dynamic Traditionality" as a Requisite of Urban Innovation     116
Narrating the City Means Designing its Possible Future     120
Artists Take the City by the Hand     123
Horizons of Contemporary Public Space: Intermediate Spaces     133
Counterspace and Disenchantment with the Modern City     138
The "Void" and the City Project     150
... and the City was Born of Chaos: Designing the City at its Edges     155
The Territory of the City     160
Towards a Reinvented City     165
References     183
Index     199
Name Index     217

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