Urban Regeneration: A Manifesto for transforming UK Cities in the Age of Climate Change

Urban Regeneration: A Manifesto for transforming UK Cities in the Age of Climate Change

by Steffen Lehmann

Paperback(1st ed. 2019)

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Urban Regeneration — A Manifesto for transforming UK Cities in the Age of Climate Change explores and offers guidance on the complex process of how to transform cities, continuing the unfinished project of the seminal 1999 text Towards an Urban Renaissance. It is a 21st-century manifesto of urban principles compiled by a prominent urbanist, for the regeneration of UK cities, focusing on the characteristics of a ‘good place’ and the strategies of sustainable urbanism. It asks readers to consider how we can best transform the derelict, abandoned and run-down parts of cities back into places where people want to live, work and play.

The book frames an architecture of re-use that translates and combines the complex ‘science of cities’ and the art of urban and architectural design into actionable and practical guidance on how to regenerate cities. Fascinated by the typology and value of the compact UK and European city model, Lehmann introduces the concept of ‘high density without high buildings’ as a solution that will make our cities compact, walkable, mixed-use and vibrant again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030047108
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 229
Sales rank: 1,173,018
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Steffen Lehmann, PhD, AA Dip, is a tenured Professor of Architecture and Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA. Previously he was Professor of Sustainable Architecture at the University of Portsmouth, UK, where he was also Founding Director of the Cluster for Sustainable Cities. Over the last 30 years, he has lived and worked in different cities around the globe, in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and Asia.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION: The Complex Process of City Regeneration
CHAPTER II: Reconnecting Cities with Nature, Building Resilience at the Urban Scale
CHAPTER III: Understanding the Benefits of Urban Densit
CHAPTER IV: Activating the Food-Water-Energy Nexus
CHAPTER V: The Ten Strategies for an Urban Regeneration
CHAPTER VI: Examples of the Ten Urban Regeneration Strategies in Practice

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From the Publisher

“This 10-part manifesto is a good guide to those of us involved with urban regeneration and is anchored by an interesting variety of real examples taken from cities in the UK and other cities. The author rightly argues for a more integrated approach to planning, with architects playing a vital role in good place making rather than striving for the spectacular!” (George Ferguson, former Mayor of the City of Bristol & former RIBA President)

“How we shape the future of our cities reflects how we shape the future of our respective communities - whether they are our economic, environmental or social communities. This book takes the learning and experience to date and moves it to a new level of understanding, to provide vitally challenging and thought provoking guidance. It fills a much-needed gap and offers guidance on the complex process of how to transform and regenerate post-industrial cities in the UK.” (Dr Louise Brooke-Smith, ARCADIS Birmingham & RICS Past Global President)

"This book provides nothing short of a new blueprint for urban regeneration that responds to the pressing issues of today. Visionary and practical, it identifies key strategies for cities to realise their economic, social and environmental potential and unlock new forms of living for the many not the few." (Professor James Evans, University of Manchester)

“This book is a manifesto and a primer. It is a declaration of hope and a practical guide, a manual that sets out techniques for accomplishing a brighter future for the greatest number, in cities that are accessible, carefully constructed, attractive, inclusive, stimulating and full of life. It is inspiring and profoundly useful.” (Professor David Turnbull, The Cooper Union, New York)

“This excellent new book is a practical and useful guide for urban regeneration of the UK cities and cities in general. The book is comprehensive and offers a clear vision and an integrated approach to planning. The suggested strategies can enhance the environmental quality of the cities and promote their economic and social life.” (Professor Mat Santamouris, UNSW Faculty of the Built Environment, Sydney)

“Steffen Lehmann does it again! Another tour de force book and a fine if not the best follow-up and companion to Richard Rogers ‘Towards an Urban Renaissance’. Ten sensible and well-thought out strategies of good urban planning are not short of a long awaited nostrum for cities that have never been more challenged and vulnerable by natural and man-made forces and disasters, but at the same time ready and willing to make a real transition and change towards sustainable urban regeneration and resilient futures. Brilliant!” (Professor Tigran Haas, KTH Centre for Places, Stockholm)

“This book was written to fill a much-needed gap: it offers guidance on the complex process of how to transform and regenerate post-industrial cities in the UK, where attention is turning to the regional cities.” (Peter Murray, Architecture Writer, London)

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