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Author Shane, David Grahame, 1945-
Title Urban design since 1945 : a global perspective / David Grahame Shane.
Published Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley ; 2011.
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 Floor3  HT166 .S397 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description 360 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.), port. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Urban design : an overview -- 2. Illustrated urban elements -- 3. The metropolis -- 4. Illustrated metropolis -- 5. The megapolis -- 6. Illustrated megapolis -- 7. The fragmented metropolis -- 8. Illustrated fragmented metropolis -- 9. The megacity/metacity -- 10. Illustrated megacity/metacity.
Summary "Urban Design Since 1945: A Global Perspective reviews the emergence of urban design as a global phenomenon. The book opens with the urgent need to rebuild cities and re-house the millions of refugees living in camps and shantytowns at the end of the Second World War. Against this background, the book traces the collapse of the modernist, comprehensive state-planning schemes on both sides of the Iron Curtain as global corporations emerged, concentrating on networks and enclaves. It describes how Latin America and then Asia began a rapid urbanisation process, shifting the global urban centre away from Europe and overturning existing urban design models. This resulted in global megacities of an unprecedented scale, often with large associated shantytowns." -- Provided by publisher.
"Featured case studies include: --the rebuilding of metropolitan capitals in Europe and Asia, such as Berlin, London, Moscow, Tokyo and Beijing --the construction of new towns like Nowa Huta, Poland; Harlow, UK; Chandigarh, India; Brasilia, Brazil; Milton Keynes New Town, UK; and Shenzhen, China --the megalopolis as a global phenomenon from the American East Coast, Texas, California, Arizona and Florida, with examples from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, such as Caracas, Venezuela --the fragmented metropolis as a global phenomenon, with American, Asian and European examples, such as Downtown and Midtown (New York), Shinjuku (Tokyo), Canary Wharf (London), La Défense (Paris) and Potsdamer Platz (Berlin) --megacities as a global phenomenon, such as Jakarta in Indonesia or Bangkok in Thailand, that include urban agriculture and urban villages, as do shrinking eco-city regions such as Duisburg, Germany or Detroit, USA --World's Fairs such as Brussels 1958 and Osaka 1970 which feature as drivers of innovation, as do Olympic events in Tokyo (1964), Barcelona (1992), Beijing (2008) and London (2012)." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject City planning -- History -- 20th century.
City planning -- History -- 21st century.
Urban renewal -- History.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century.
ISBN 0470515260 (pbk)
9780470515266 (pbk)
9780470515259 (hbk.)
0470515252 (hbk.)
OCLC number 652023397