Culture, Urbanism and Planning

Culture, Urbanism and Planning

by Manuel Guardia, Javier Monclus

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The relationship between culture and urbanism has been the focus of much discussion and debate in recent years. While globalisation tends towards a homogeneity, successful 'global cities' have a strong individual - and particularly cultural - identity. The economic value of the culture of cities lies not only in the arts taking place there but also in the city’s fabric, its architecture, and in its cultural heritage. This volume brings together a team of leading specialists to examine the policies of image and city marketing which have developed over the past 15 years and whether these are a continuity of earlier strategies. Featuring case studies which illustrate diverse perspectives on linking culture, urbanism and history, the book reviews heritage and planning culture, looking at the experience of urbanism in the 'Old Historic City'. The book also assesses the increasingly important issue of urban images and their influence on planning strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317155768
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/13/2016
Series: Heritage, Culture and Identity
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Professor Javier Monclus and Professor Manuel Guardia are both at the Valles School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.

Table of Contents

Contents:Foreword, Roque Gistau Gistau; Introduction, F. Javier Monclús and Manuel Guardia. Part I Historical and Cultural Perspectives: History builds the town: on the uses of history in twentieth-century city planning, Michael Hebbert and Wolfgang Sonne; The cultural dimension of urban planning strategies: an historical perspective, Robert Freestone and Chris Gibson; Speak, culture! – culture in planning’s past, present and future, Greg Young. Part II Images and Heritages: Capital Cities and Culture: Evolution of twentieth-century capital city planning, David L.A. Gordon; The power of anticipation: itinerant images of metropolitan futures: Buenos Aires, 1900–1920, Margarita Gutman; Words and history: controversies on urban heritage in Italy, Giorgio Piccinato; Urban destruction or preservation? Conservation movement and planning in 20th-century Scandinavian capitals, Laura Kolbe; Planning the historic city: 1960s plans for Bath and York, John Pendelbury; Multiple exposures or new cultural values? European historical centres and recent immigration fluxes, Alessandro Scarnato; New urbanism and planning history: back to the future, Christopher Silver. Part III Cultural Urbanism and Planning Strategies: Branding the city of culture – the death of city planning?, Graeme Evans; International exhibitions and planning. Hosting large-scale events as place promotion and as catalysts of urban regeneration, F. Javier Monclús; Contemporary urban spectacularisation, Lilian Vaz and Paula Berenstein; Culture, tradition and modernity in the Latin American city. Some recent experiences, Roberto Segre; ‘Cities are fun!’: inventing and spreading the Baltimore model of cultural urbanism, Stephen Ward; Index.

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