World Cities and Urban Form
Fragmented, Polycentric, Sustainable?
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World Cities and Urban Form by Mike Jenks
Book DescriptionThis book presents new research and theory at the regional scale showing the forms metropolitan regions might take to achieve sustainability. At the city scale the book presents case studies based on the latest research and practice from Europe, Asia and North America, showing how both planning and flagship design can propel cities into world class status, and also improve sustainability. The contributors explore the tension between polycentric and potentially sustainable development, and urban fragmentation in a physical context, but also in a wider cultural, social and economic context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415451864
(246mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book presents the latest thinking on the benefits and dangers of higher density urban living. It offers diverse opinions and research, from a wide range of disciplines, and gives an insight into both the theoretical debate and the practical
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Author Biography - Mike Jenks
Mike Jenks is Professor Emeritus and Founder Director of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) at Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. Daniel Kozak teaches at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is also a PhD researcher at OISD, Oxford Brookes University. Pattaranan Takkanon is Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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