The upsurge in interest in public spaces and public life over the past twenty five years has generated an impressive array of city plans, public space strategies, and designs. This book presents an overview of this development and provides a detailed description of architecturally interesting and inspiring public space strategies and projects from all over the world. Nine cities with notable public
space strategies were selected for special review: Barcelona, Lyon, Strasbourg, Freiburg, and Copenhagen in Europe, Portland in North America, Curitiba and Cordoba in South America, and Melbourne in Australia. In addition, thirty nine international public space projects are presented and discussed. Drawings, plans and photographs illustrate city strategies and public space projects in detail.
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Jan Gehl is an architect and professor of urban design at the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He has been awarded the Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for exemplary contributions to town planning by the International Union of Architects as well as an honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Lars Gemzøe is an architect and senior lecturer in urban design at the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and at DIS, Denmark’s International Study Program in Copenhagen.Review:
"...it is a beautiful book, and also such a thoughtful and informative book that I'll refer to it often. I am much heartened by the examples of the splendid things it's practical and possible to do to improve the public life of cities."
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Descripción THE DANISH ARCHITECTURAL PRESS, DENMARK, 2003. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: New. sovraccoperta. NEW BOOK, 263 PAGES, LANGUAGE: ENGLISH. LIBRO NUOVO, 263 PAGINE LINGUA INGLESE. Nº de ref. de la librería 000502
Descripción Danish Architectural Press, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P118774072935