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Urban visions : from planning culture to landscape urbanism / Carmen Díez Medina, Javier Monclús, editors ; translations, Trasluz SL, Caterina Fitzgerald, Hayden Salter.

Other author/creatorDíez Medina, Carmen.
Other author/creatorMonclús, F. J. (Francisco Javier)
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoCham : Springer, ©2018.
Descriptionxxiv, 354 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), charts, maps, plans ; 29 cm
Uniform titleVisiones urbanas. English.
Contents part I. Urban cultures and traditions -- part II. Other urbanisms and urban projects -- part III. New strategies and urban planning -- part IV. Landscape urbanism.
Summary This book is a useful reference in the field of urbanism. It explains how the contemporary city and landscape have been shaped by certain twentieth century visions that have carried over into the twenty-first century. Aimed at both students and professionals, this collection of essays on diverse subjects and cases does not attempt to establish universal interpretations; it rather highlights some outstanding episodes that help us understand why the planning culture has given way to other forms of urbanism, from urban design to strategic urbanism or landscape urbanism. Compared with global interpretations of urbanism based on socioeconomic history or architectural historiography, 'Urban Visions. From Planning Culture to Landscape Urbanism' aims to present the discipline couched in international contemporary debate and adopt a historic and comparative perspective. The book's contents pertain equally to other related disciplines, such as architecture, urban history, urban design, landscape architecture and geography.
General noteTranslation of: Visiones urbanas : de la cultura del plan al urbanismo paisajístico.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other form9783319590479
ISBN9783319590462 (hd. bd.)
Standard identifier# 9783319590462

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