City Project and Public Space [electronic resource] / edited by Silvia Serreli.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Urban and Landscape Perspectives: 14Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XIV, 314 p. 45 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789400760370Subject(s): Geography | Regional planning | Architecture | Social sciences | Geography | Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning | Architecture, general | Urbanism | Landscape Architecture | Social Sciences, generalAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 710 LOC classification: HT390-395HT165.5-169.9Online resources: Click here to access online
Environmental City Project and Public Dimension of Landscape -- A Great Work: Renovatio Urbis in the Age of Globalisation -- The Identity of the City -- The [Loving] Metropolitan Landscape and the Public-Private Borderland. Re-figuring the Field for Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design -- Opening up Relations again Between Form and the World: the City and the ‘Becoming’ of Forms. Design as the Outcome of a Dynamic Figuration -- Despite the Absence of the Public Sphere. How Common Goods Can Generate Opportunities for the Design of Public Spaces -- Territorial Projects as City Project -- Bigness or Vastness? -- Making Territory -- Local and New -- Landscape as a Common Collective Protection and Management -- It don't Mean a Thing if you Ain't Got that Swing. A jazz-based model for the public space project -- Designing Public Spaces, Constructing Public Spheres: a Manifesto -- Urban Play as a “Social Interstice”. On a Micro-Intervention Involving a Mobile Game Device -- Space for Plural Publics and their Involvement: Reflections on some Strategic Planning Experiences -- Eight Proposals to Construct the Democratic City of the New Millennium -- The Capability Approach in Urban Quality of Life and Urban Policies. Towards a conceptual framework -- Slow populations and tourism.
The book aims at nurturing theoretic reflection on the city and the territory and working out and applying methods and techniques for improving our physical and social landscapes. The main issue is developed around the projectual dimension, with the objective of visualising both the city and the territory from a particular viewpoint, which singles out the territorial dimension as the city’s space of communication and negotiation. Issues that characterise the dynamics of city development will be faced, such as the new, fresh relations between urban societies and physical space, the right to the city, urban equity, the project for the physical city as a means to reveal civitas, signs of new social cohesiveness, the sense of contemporary public space and the sustainability of urban development. Authors have been invited to explore topics that feature a pluralism of disciplinary contributions studying formal and informal practices on the project for the city and seeking conceptual and operative categories capable of understanding and facing the problems inherent in the profound transformations of contemporary urban landscapes.