The Extended Metropolis

Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
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ISBN : 9780824812973
Pages : 388 pages
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Download or read book The Extended Metropolis written by Norton Sydney Ginsburg and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1991-01-01 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Asian urbanization is entering a new phase that differs significantly from the patterns of city growth experienced in other developing countries and in the developed world. According to a recent hypothesis, zones of intensive economic interaction between rural and urban activities are emerging. The zones appear to be a new form of socioeconomic organization that is neither rural nor urban, but preserves essential ingredients of each.

Klangskulpturen, Metropolis Köln

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Pages : 88 pages
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Download or read book Klangskulpturen, Metropolis Köln written by Bill Fontana and published by . This book was released on 1987 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Makeshift Metropolis

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 9781416561293
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (561 users)

Download or read book Makeshift Metropolis written by Witold Rybczynski and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-11-09 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live, just as he did in the acclaimed bestsellers Home and A Clearing in the Distance. In Makeshift Metropolis, Rybczynski has drawn upon a lifetime of observing cities to craft a concise and insightful book that is at once an intellectual history and a masterful critique. Makeshift Metropolis describes how current ideas about urban planning evolved from the movements that defined the twentieth century, such as City Beautiful, the Garden City, and the seminal ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright and Jane Jacobs. If the twentieth century was the age of planning, we now find ourselves in the age of the market, Rybczynski argues, where entrepreneurial developers are shaping the twenty-first-century city with mixed-use developments, downtown living, heterogeneity, density, and liveliness. He introduces readers to projects like Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Yards in Washington, D.C., and, further afield, to the new city of Modi’in, Israel—sites that, in this age of resource scarcity, economic turmoil, and changing human demands, challenge our notion of the city. Erudite and immensely engaging, Makeshift Metropolis is an affirmation of Rybczynski’s role as one of our most original thinkers on the way we live today.

The Metropolis Local Management Acts

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Pages : 964 pages
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Download or read book The Metropolis Local Management Acts written by Great Britain and published by . This book was released on 1888 with total page 964 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Good Metropolis

Publisher : Birkhäuser
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ISBN : 3035616353
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book The Good Metropolis written by Alexander Eisenschmidt and published by Birkhäuser. This book was released on 2019-01-29 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The publication presents the first historical analysis of the tension between the city and architectural form. It introduces 20th century theories to construct a historical context from which a new architecture-city relationship emerged. The book provides a conceptual framework to understand this relationship and comes to the conclusion that urbanization may be filled with potential, i.e. be a Good Metropolis.

Dar es Salaam. Histories from an Emerging African Metropolis

Publisher : African Books Collective
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ISBN : 9987449700
Pages : 279 pages
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Download or read book Dar es Salaam. Histories from an Emerging African Metropolis written by James Brennan and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2007 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From its modest beginnings in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam has grown to become one of sub-Saharan Africa's most important urban centres. A major political, economic and cultural hub, the city stood at the cutting edge of trends that transformed twentieth-century East Africa. Dar es Salaam has recently attracted the attention of a diverse, multi-disciplinary, range of scholars, making it currently one of the continent's most studied urban centres. This collection from eleven scholars from Africa, Europe, North America and Japan, draws on some of the best of this scholarship and offers a comprehensive, and accessible, survey of the city's development. The perspectives include history, musicology, ethnomusicology, culture including popular culture, land and urban economics. The opening chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the history of the city. Subsequent chapters examine Dar es Salaam's twentieth century experience through the prism of social change and the administrative repercussions of rapid urbanization; and through popular culture and shifting social relations. The book will be of interest not only to the specialist in urban studies but also to the general reader with an interest in Dar es Salaam's environmental, social and cultural history. James Brennan is a Lecturer in History at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London. His research interests include nationalism and urbanization in Tanzania, and he is currently researching the historical role of radio and other mass media in East Africa's political culture. Andrew Burton is an Honorary Research Fellow of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, based in Addis Ababa. He has published widely on East African urban culture; and his current interests are the history of youth, urbanization and delinquency in Eastern Africa. Yusuf Lawi is the former Head of the Department of History at the University of Dar es Salaam; and is currently Senior Lecturer in History and Deputy Director of the University's Centre for Continuing Education. He specializes in environmental and social history.

Metropolis (大都會)

Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
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Pages : 28 pages
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Download or read book Metropolis (大都會) written by Thea von Harbou and published by Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.. This book was released on 2011-07-15 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This remarkable novel, the basis for the world's greatest science-fiction movie, has long been a rare but ardently sought-after collector's item. It is an unforgettable vision of the 21st century and the awe-inspiring city of the future. Metropolis has been compared to such classics as George Orwell's 1984, H. G. Wells's The Time Machine, Samuel Butler's Erewhon, and Karel Capek's R.U.R. Science fiction writer and editor Forrest J Ackerman called it "a work of genius," noting, "The language of the novel is sometimes as thesauric as Shiel, as kaliedoscopic as Merritt, as bone-spare as Bradbury, as poetic as Poe, as macabre as Machen. . . . You will have an experience in reading that will last you all the rest of your life."

Montage and the Metropolis

Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN : 0300221312
Pages : 321 pages
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Download or read book Montage and the Metropolis written by Martino Stierli and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Montage has been hailed as one of the key structural principles of modernity, yet its importance to the history of modern thought about cities and their architecture has never been adequately explored. In this groundbreaking new work, Martino Stierli charts the history of montage in late 19th-century urban and architectural contexts, its application by the early 20th-century avant-gardes, and its eventual appropriation in the postmodern period. With chapters focusing on photomontage, the film theories of Sergei Eisenstein, Mies van der Rohe's spatial experiments, and Rem Koolhaas's use of literary montage in his seminal manifesto Delirious New York (1978), Stierli demonstrates the centrality of montage in modern explorations of space, and in conceiving and representing the contemporary city. Beautifully illustrated, this interdisciplinary book looks at architecture, photography, film, literature, and visual culture, featuring works by artists and architects including Mies, Koolhaas, Paul Citroen, George Grosz, Hannah Höch, El Lissitzky, and Le Corbusier.

The Medical Metropolis

Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN : 0812296516
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book The Medical Metropolis written by Andrew T. Simpson and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2019-10-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2008, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers (UPMC) hoisted its logo atop the U.S. Steel Building in downtown Pittsburgh, symbolically declaring that the era of big steel had been replaced by the era of big medicine for this once industrial city. More than 1,200 miles to the south, a similar sense of optimism pervaded the public discourse around the relationship between health care and the future of Houston's economy. While traditional Texas industries like oil and natural gas still played a critical role, the presence of the massive Texas Medical Center, billed as "the largest medical complex in the world," had helped to rebrand the city as a site for biomedical innovation and ensured its stability during the financial crisis of the mid-2000s. Taking Pittsburgh and Houston as case studies, The Medical Metropolis offers the first comparative, historical account of how big medicine transformed American cities in the postindustrial era. Andrew T. Simpson explores how the hospital-civic relationship, in which medical centers embraced a business-oriented model, remade the deindustrialized city into the "medical metropolis." From the 1940s to the present, the changing business of American health care reshaped American cities into sites for cutting-edge biomedical and clinical research, medical education, and innovative health business practices. This transformation relied on local policy and economic decisions as well as broad and homogenizing national forces, including HMOs, biotechnology programs, and hospital privatization. Today, the medical metropolis is considered by some as a triumph of innovation and revitalization and by others as a symbol of the excesses of capitalism and the inequality still pervading American society.

A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis ... The second edition, revised and enlarged. By a Magistrate [i.e. Patrick Colquhoun].

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Pages : 544 pages
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Download or read book A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis ... The second edition, revised and enlarged. By a Magistrate [i.e. Patrick Colquhoun]. written by and published by . This book was released on 1796 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Municipal Corporation for the Metropolis

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Pages : 16 pages
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Download or read book Municipal Corporation for the Metropolis written by James BEAL and published by . This book was released on 1862 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Prairie Metropolis

Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
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ISBN : 0887553575
Pages : 264 pages
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Download or read book Prairie Metropolis written by Esyllt W. Jones and published by Univ. of Manitoba Press. This book was released on 2009-09-15 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the turn of the twentieth century, Winnipeg was the fastest-growing city in North America. But its days as a diverse and culturally rich metropolis did not end when the boom collapsed. Prairie Metropolis brings together some of the best new graduate research on the history of Winnipeg and makes a groundbreaking contribution to the history of the city between 1900 and the 1980s. The essays in this collection explore the development of social institutions such as the city’s police force, juvenile court, health care institutions, volunteer organizations, and cultural centres. They offer critical analyses on ethnic, gender, and class inequality and conflict, while placing Winnipeg’s experiences in national and international contexts.

A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis

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Pages : 440 pages
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Download or read book A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis written by Patrick Colquhoun and published by . This book was released on 1796 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis

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ISBN : 1108043925
Pages : 515 pages
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Download or read book A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis written by Patrick Colquhoun and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-02-16 with total page 515 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An account of crime and policing in Georgian London, written by a magistrate and initially published anonymously in 1796.

Errands Into the Metropolis

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ISBN : 1584658231
Pages : 178 pages
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Download or read book Errands Into the Metropolis written by and published by UPNE. This book was released on 2012-07-10 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of the transatlantic character of early-American religious dissent

Download or read book Thames and Metropolis improvement plan ... Second division ... Third division ... Together with description of Martin's patent water and sewer pipes, etc written by John Martin and published by . This book was released on 1846 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: