The Art of City Making
By (author) Charles Landry
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Art of City Making by Charles Landry
Book DescriptionCity-making is an art, not a formula. The skills required to re-enchant the city are far wider than the conventional ones like architecture, engineering and land-use planning. There is no simplistic, ten-point plan, but strong principles can help send good city-making on its way. The vision for 21st century cities must be to be the most imaginative cities for the world rather than in the world. This one change of word - from 'in' to 'for' - gives city-making an ethical foundation and value base. It helps cities become places of solidarity where the relations between the individual, the group, outsiders to the city and the planet are in better alignment. Following the widespread success of The Creative City, this new book, aided by international case studies, explains how to reassess urban potential so that cities can strengthen their identity and adapt to the changing global terms of trade and mass migration. It explores the deeper fault-lines, paradoxes and strategic dilemmas that make creating the 'good city' so difficult.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844072460
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Landry
Creative City, Paperback (July 2008)
Shows how to think, plan and act in addressing urban issues, with examples of innovation and regeneration from around the world.
Intercultural City, Paperback (October 2007)» View all books by Charles Landry
In a world of increasing mobility, how people of different cultures live together is a key issue of our age, especially for those responsible for planning and running cities. This book analyzes the links between urban change and cultural diversity. It offers tools for practitioners such as the 'intercultural lens', and 'indicators of openness'.
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Author Biography - Charles Landry
Charles Landry is founding director of COMEDIA, a cultural planning consultancy. Author of the highly influential The Creative City (Earthscan, 2000), he is an international authority on city futures and the use of culture in city revitalization.
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