Reinventing an Urban Vernacular

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1134822596
Pages : 250 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

Download or read book Reinventing an Urban Vernacular written by Terry Moor and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-03-16 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With increasing population and its associated demand on our limited resources, we need to rethink our current strategies for construction of multifamily buildings in urban areas. Reinventing an Urban Vernacular addresses these new demands for smaller and more efficient housing units adapted to local climate. In order to find solutions and to promote better urban communities with an overall environmentally responsible lifestyle, this book examines a wide variety of vernacular building precedents, as they relate to the unique characteristics and demands of six distinctly different regions of the United States. Terry Moor addresses the unique landscape, climate, physical, and social development by analyzing vernacular precedents, and proposing new suggestions for modern needs and expectations. Written for students and architects, planners, and urban designers, Reinventing an Urban Vernacular marries the urban vernacular with ongoing sustainability efforts to produce a unique solution to the housing needs of the changing urban environment.

Tokyo Vernacular

Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN : 0520275667
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (52 users)

Download or read book Tokyo Vernacular written by Jordan Sand and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2013-07-19 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Preserved buildings and historic districts, museums and reconstructions have become an important part of the landscape of cities around the world. Beginning in the 1970s, Tokyo participated in this trend. However, repeated destruction and rapid redevelopment left the city with little building stock of recognized historical value. Late twentieth-century Tokyo thus presents an illuminating case of the emergence of a new sense of history in the city’s physical environment, since it required both a shift in perceptions of value and a search for history in the margins and interstices of a rapidly modernizing cityscape. Scholarship to date has tended to view historicism in the postindustrial context as either a genuine response to loss, or as a cynical commodification of the past. The historical process of Tokyo’s historicization suggests other interpretations. Moving from the politics of the public square to the invention of neighborhood community, to oddities found and appropriated in the streets, to the consecration of everyday scenes and artifacts as heritage in museums, Tokyo Vernacular traces the rediscovery of the past—sometimes in unlikely forms—in a city with few traditional landmarks. Tokyo's rediscovered past was mobilized as part of a new politics of the everyday after the failure of mass politics in the 1960s. Rather than conceiving the city as national center and claiming public space as national citizens, the post-1960s generation came to value the local places and things that embodied the vernacular language of the city, and to seek what could be claimed as common property outside the spaces of corporate capitalism and the state.

Reinventing Identities

Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
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ISBN : 0195126300
Pages : 431 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (195 users)

Download or read book Reinventing Identities written by Mary Bucholtz and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1999 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Talk is crucial to the way our identities are constructed, altered, and defended. These essays bring together feminist scholars in the area of language and gender to tackle such topics as African-American drag queens, gender and class on the shopping channel, and talk in the workplace.

Reinventing Urban Identity Through Regionalism

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Pages : 206 pages
Rating Book: 4.C/5 (3 users)

Download or read book Reinventing Urban Identity Through Regionalism written by Kartika Rachmawati and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Managing Urban America

Publisher : CQ Press
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ISBN : 1506310486
Pages : 392 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (56 users)

Download or read book Managing Urban America written by Robert E. England and published by CQ Press. This book was released on 2016-05-06 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Managing Urban America guides students through the challenges, politics, and practice of urban management—including managing conflict through politics, adapting to demographic and social changes, balancing budgets, and delivering a myriad of goods and services to citizens in an efficient, equitable, and responsive manner. The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include a discussion of the difficulties cities confront as they deal with the lingering economic challenges of the 2008 recession, the concept of e-government and how it affects the theory and practice of management, and the implications of environmental issues for urban government management.

African American Writers

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 9781578062584
Pages : 122 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (62 users)

Download or read book African American Writers written by Lynda Koolish and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2001 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers photographs of notable African American writers including Ishmael Reed, Ntozake Shange, Jamaica Kincaid, Maya Angelou, Ernest J. Gaines, Toni Morrison, Angela Y. Davis, and Samuel R. Delany.

Reinventing Russia

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Pages : 376 pages
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Download or read book Reinventing Russia written by Yitzhak M. Brundy and published by . This book was released on 1998 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What caused the emergence of nationalist movements in many post-communist states? This text answers this and many other questions, starting by tracing Russian nationalist movement from its origins, to its institutionalization in electoral alliances, and political movements of the early 1990s.

Sustainable Conservation and Urban Regeneration

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3319652745
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (319 users)

Download or read book Sustainable Conservation and Urban Regeneration written by Maria Grazia Folli and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-12-05 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book documents research activities and design experimentation carried out within the scope of a project addressing conservation, urban regeneration, responsible use of resources, and sustainable development in a truly exceptional place: the city of Luxor. The project is a collaborative venture between the Politecnico di Milano, the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt, and the Luxor Governorate and is one outcome of a program established by the Egyptian government in 2009 with the goal of discovering a buried treasure, the “Avenue of Sphinxes”, which connected the Karnak and Luxor temples in ancient times. Readers will find an account of the excavations themselves, discussion of issues in restoration and conservation, and, above all, archaeological contextualization. Information is provided on integrated solutions to the problems arising from the scale of the excavation, for example in relation to urban morphology, the environment, road systems, infrastructure, housing, tourism, and individual and collective use of spaces. The book will appeal to all with an interest in strategies for enhancement of historical heritage in conjunction with urban regeneration and sustainable development.

Urban Theory

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317644476
Pages : 354 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Urban Theory written by Mark Jayne and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Urban Theory: New Critical Perspectives provides an introduction to innovative critical contributions to the field of urban studies. Chapters offer easily accessible and digestible reviews, and as a reference text Urban Theory is a comprehensive and integrated primer which covers topics necessary for a full understanding of recent theoretical engagements with cities. The introduction outlines the development of urban theory over the past two hundred years and discusses significant theoretical, methodological and empirical challenges facing the field of urban studies in the context of an increasing globally inter-connected world. The chapters explore twenty-four topics, which are new additions to the urban theoretical debate, highlighting their relationship to long established concerns that continue to have intellectual purchase, and which also engage with rich new and emerging avenues for debate. Each chapter considers the genealogy of the topic at hand and also includes case studies which explain key terms or provide empirical examples to guide the reader to a better understanding of how theory adds to our understanding of the complexities of urban life. This book offers a critical and assessable introduction to original and groundbreaking urban theory and will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in human geography, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, economics, planning, political science and urban studies.

Vernacular Settlement in the New Millenium

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Pages : 420 pages
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Download or read book Vernacular Settlement in the New Millenium written by and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems

Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN : 0300231636
Pages : 312 pages
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Download or read book The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems written by William R. Burch and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2017-08-22 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A landmark book that strives to provide both grand theory and practical application, innovatively describing the structure and dynamics of human ecosystems As the world faces ever more complex and demanding environmental and social challenges, the need for interdisciplinary models and practical guidance becomes acute. The Human Ecosystem Model described in this landmark book provides an innovative response. Broad in scope, detailed in method, at once theoretical and applied, this grand study offers an in-depth understanding of human ecosystems and tools for action. The authors draw from Goethe’s Faust, classic anthropology and sociology studies, contemporary ecosystem ecology, Buddhist ethics, and more to create a paradigm-shifting model and a major advance in interdisciplinary ecology.

Reinventing the Agora

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Pages : 276 pages
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Download or read book Reinventing the Agora written by Evan Stuart Rose and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Asian Alleyways

Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
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ISBN : 9048544017
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (48 users)

Download or read book Asian Alleyways written by Marie Gilbert-Flutre and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-21 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Asian Alleyways: An Urban Vernacular in Times of Globalization critically explores "Global Asia" and the metropolization process, specifically from its alleyways, which are understood as ordinary neighbourhood landscapes providing the setting for everyday urban life and place-based identities being shaped by varied everyday practices, collective experiences and forces. Beyond the mainstream, standardising vision of the metropolization process, Asian Alleyways offers a nuanced overview of urban production in Asia at a time of great changes, and will be welcomed by an array of scholars, students, and all those interested in the modern transformation of Asian cities and their urban cultures.

Reinventing Los Angeles

Publisher : Mit Press
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Pages : 430 pages
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Download or read book Reinventing Los Angeles written by Robert Gottlieb and published by Mit Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Los Angeles--the place without a sense of place, famous for sprawl and overdevelopment and defined by its car-clogged freeways--might seem inhospitable to ideas about connecting with nature and community. But in Reinventing Los Angeles, educator and activist Robert Gottlieb describes how imaginative and innovative social movements have coalesced around the issues of water development, cars and freeways, and land use, to create a more livable and sustainable city. Gottlieb traces the emergence of Los Angeles as a global city in the twentieth century and describes its continuing evolution today. He examines the powerful influences of immigration and economic globalization as they intersect with changes in the politics of water, transportation, and land use, and illustrates each of these core concerns with an account of grass roots and activist responses: efforts to reenvision the concrete-bound, fenced-off Los Angeles River as a natural resource; "Arroyofest," the closing of the Pasadena Freeway for a Sunday of walking and bike riding; and immigrants' initiatives to create urban gardens and connect with their countries of origin. Reinventing Los Angeles is a unique blend of personal narrative (Gottlieb himself participated in several of the grass roots actions described in the book) and historical and theoretical discussion. It provides a road map for a new environmentalism of everyday life, demonstrating the opportunities for renewal in a global city.Robert Gottlieb is Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is the author of Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change (MIT Press), Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement, and other books.

Vernacular Architecture Newsletter

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Download or read book Vernacular Architecture Newsletter written by and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Women, Men and Language

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317292537
Pages : 262 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Women, Men and Language written by Jennifer Coates and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-12-22 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women, Men and Language has long been established as a seminal text in the field of language and gender, providing an account of the many ways in which language and gender intersect. In this pioneering book, bestselling author Jennifer Coates explores linguistic gender differences, introducing the reader to a wide range of sociolinguistic research in the field. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this book introduces the idea of gender as a social construct, and covers key topics such as conversational practice, same sex talk, conversational dominance, and children’s acquisition of gender-differentiated language, discussing the social and linguistic consequences of these patterns of talk. Here reissued as a Routledge Linguistics Classic, this book contains a brand new preface which situates this text in the modern day study of language and gender, covering the postmodern shift in the understanding of gender and language, and assessing the book’s impact on the field. Women, Men and Language continues to be essential reading for any student or researcher working in the area of language and gender.

Managing Urban America

Publisher : Chatham House Pub
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Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (49 users)

Download or read book Managing Urban America written by David R. Morgan and published by Chatham House Pub. This book was released on 1996 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Managing a vastly diverse population, often stratified by economic status, education, culture, language, ideology, and political party, is no picnic. It never has been, nor is it likely to be. Managing Urban America has become the standard guide offering sage advice as to how to approach the formidable task. In a comprehensive, balanced manner, the authors discuss a wide range of structural, financial, and political problems confronting today s urban managers. They also review the successes and failures of policies aimed at solving those problems. In an era of tough budget choices this book is written with the practical urban public official in mind.