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In Asian Cities: Risks and Resilience, Stephen Hamnett and Dean Forbes have brought together some of the regions most distinguished urbanists to explore the planning history and recent development of Pacific Asias major cities. They show how globalization, and the competition to achieve global city status, has had a profound effect on all these cities. Tokyo is an archetypal world city. Singapore, Hong Kong and Seoul have acquired world city characteristics. Taipei and Kuala Lumpur have been at the centre of expanding economies in which nationalism and global aspirations have been intertwined and expressed in the built environment. Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai have played key, sometimes competing, roles in Chinas rapid economic growth. Bangkoks amenity economy is currently threatened by political instability, while Jakarta and Manila are the core city-regions of less developed countries with sluggish economies and significant unrealized potential. But how resilient are these cities to the risks that they face? How can they manage continuing pressures for development and growth while reducing their vulnerability to a range of potential crises? How well prepared are they for climate change? How can they build social capital, so important to a citys recovery from shocks and disasters? What forms of governance and planning are appropriate for the vast mega-regions that are emerging? And, given the tradition of top-down, centralized, state-directed planning which drove the economic growth of many of these cities in the last century, what prospects are there of them becoming more inclusive and sensitive to the diverse needs of their populations and to the importance of culture, heritage and local places in creating liveable cities?
Recoge los resultados del proyecto de investigación Nuevas Técnicas y vivienda Social, realizado desde 2009 por el grupo de investigación NuTAC (Nuevas Técnicas, Arquitectura, Ciudad), de la universidad politécnica de Madrid. La investigación consiste en ...
¿Se puede aplicar el término "reciclaje" a los entornos urbanos? Reciclar la ciudad es aprovechar la oportunidad que la misma ofrece para actuar nuevamente en ella, es re-usarla buscando un equilibrio entre los parámetros sociales ...
Tower and Slab looks at the contradictory history of the modernist mass housing block - home to millions of city dwellers around the world. Few urban forms have roused as much controversy. While in the ...
En un planeta con enormes extensiones de espacio seguimos eligiendo vivir en ciudades. Las densas aglomeraciones de gente han sido motores del conocimiento desde que Platón y Sócrates dialogaran por las aceras de Atenas.
COSENGELES is the publication of a survey with design outcomes on territorial planning and urban growth of medium-sized metropolitan cities with the example of the city Cosenza. Laboratory/Lattalab, which includes researchers, architects, Italian and foreign ...
Cities can only exist because of the highly developed systems which underlie them, ensuring that energy, clean water, etc. are moved efficiently from producer to user, and that waste is removed. The urgent need to ...