By Samuel Y. Liang
China’s swift urbanization has restructured the good socialist towns Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega towns that include worldwide capitalism. This booklet makes a speciality of the city differences of those 3 towns: Beijing is the nation’s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the commercial and fiscal powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province and the local heart of south China. All are old towns with wealthy imperial, colonial, and local heritages, and all were vastly remodeled within the final six decades.
This booklet examines the towns’ non-stop city legacies considering the fact that 1949 relating to kingdom governance, monetary reforms, and cultural creation. through adopting neighborhood historic views, it deals extra nuanced bills of the present city swap than the modernization/globalization paradigm and conceptualizes the swap within the context of the towns’ socialist, colonial, and imperial legacies. in particular, Samuel Y. Liang bargains an summary of the city making plans and territorial growth of the nice towns due to the fact that 1949; explores the creation and intake of city housing, its spatial kinds, media representations, and socio-political implications; and examines the state-led redevelopment of outdated city cores and home neighborhoods, and the city conservation movement.
Remaking China’s nice towns will be of serious curiosity to scholars and students operating throughout a variety of fields together with chinese language reviews, chinese language tradition and society, city stories and structure.
By Breuste,Pauleit,Haase,Sauerwein,Lay,Martin Lay,Stephan Pauleit,Dagmar Haase,Martin Sauerwein
By Vlado Vivoda
By Qin Shao
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By Neil Brenner
By Anastassios Perdicoulis
Spatial making plans is a approach. the point of interest of this ebook is at the series of key projects that represent the method and on exact recommendations which are compatible to behavior those initiatives. Spatial planners require a couple of talents to control this procedure in an effective demeanour, pick out the mandatory initiatives for every particular making plans context, in addition to definitely the right concepts for every activity – constantly contemplating the folks with whom and for whom they plan.
Rather than recommending recommendations, or ‘recipes’, this e-book stimulates severe pondering and wondering: What can we are looking to in attaining? How do we do this? What innovations will we have? Which alternative is the easiest for our case? This booklet comprises adequate making plans idea to debate the functionality of the planner and the choice ways, in addition to to supply the historical past for outlining a center set of making plans tasks.
Building Competences for Spatial Planners is perfect for either making plans scholars and newly certified planners who're quickly gathering wisdom and event. Perdicoulis makes use of perform examples, diagrams and notion frightening bankruptcy inquiries to support planners increase high-level abilities reminiscent of effective association, verbal exchange and pondering. His enticing kind incorporates the reader via components corresponding to workforce services, how to find the making plans challenge, organizing timings and the way to take advantage of charts and diagrams to assist planners and their consumers.
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By Richard Harris,Peter Larkham
Here the disciplines of background, geography and sociology, including subdisciplines as diversified as gender reports, paintings heritage and concrete morphology, are introduced jointly to bare the character of suburbia from the 19th century to the current day.
By Franz W. Gatzweiler,Yong-Guan Zhu,Anna V. Diez Roux,Anthony Capon,Christel Donnelly,Gérard Salem,Hany M. Ayad,Ilene Speizer,Indira Nath,Jo I. Boufford,Keisuke Hanaki,Luuk C. Rietveld,Pierre Ritchie,Saroj Jayasinghe,Susan Parnell,Yi Zhang
This ebook addresses up to date city wellbeing and fitness concerns from a structures standpoint and offers an beautiful built-in city improvement approach in line with a 10-year international interdisciplinary examine programme created via the foreign Council for technological know-how (ICSU), and subsidized through the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the United international locations college (UNU). the original function of this booklet is its “systems procedure” to city future health: solution-oriented for technological know-how and society and never simply theoretical, it may be utilized within the context of decision-making, and has the capability to free up towns’ unused capability through selling future health. additionally, the inter- and transdisciplinary city concerns addressed during this booklet are tested from a cross-sectoral standpoint – e.g. the shipping area is addressed in reference to pollution, respiration and cardiovascular illnesses and the lack of productiveness. The interconnected considering to city health makes the ebook a very beneficial source.
Decision makers in urban administrations and civil society agencies from various nation-states will locate the booklet an informative and encouraging advisor for supplying in the direction of the objectives of the hot city time table, for which future health will be the important indicator of growth. Graduate scholars and researchers may be attracted by way of the case stories, structures tools and types supplied within the book.
By Yong-Qi Chen,Yuk-Cheung Lee
By James H. Svara,Douglas J. Watson
Different varieties of urban executive are in common use around the usa. the 2 most typical buildings are the mayor-council shape and the council-manager shape. in lots of huge U.S. towns, there were passionate pursuits to alter the constitution of urban governments and both excessive efforts to shield an present constitution. constitution swap (or upkeep) is supported to unravel difficulties resembling legislative gridlock, corruption, vulnerable govt management, short-range regulations, or useless supply of providers. a few of these towns replaced their type of govt via referendum whereas different towns selected to continue the shape in use.
More than Mayor or Manager bargains in-depth case reports of fourteen huge U.S. towns that experience thought of altering their kind of govt over the last twenty years: St. Petersburg, Florida; Spokane, Washington; Hartford, Connecticut; Richmond, Virginia; San Diego, California; Oakland, California; Kansas urban, Missouri; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Dallas, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; Topeka, Kansas; St. Louis, Missouri; and Portland, Oregon. The case reports make clear what those constitutional contests train us approximately diversified sorts of government—the explanations that help events for swap, what the advocates of swap promised, what's at stake for the character of elected management and the connection among leaders, and why a few referendums succeeded whereas others failed. This insightful quantity could be of exact curiosity to leaders and curiosity teams at the moment contemplating or dealing with efforts to alter the shape of presidency in addition to students within the box of city studies.
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