Urban Design in the 20th Century: A History (Paperback)

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Urban Design in the 20th Century: A History (Paperback)

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A comprehensive history of urban design in the 20th century. 

Our time is an urban age. More people live in cities than ever before, cities are growing larger and denser than ever, and urbanity has reached unprecedented levels of complexity. This boom in urbanization began in earnest around the turn of the twentieth century when technological advancement and the extraction of seemingly endless supplies of natural resources propelled urban development. As urban populations steadily increased, architects and planners were not only faced with designing housing and public space but also with responding to emerging societal challenges such as political tensions, reconstruction, decolonization, economic crises, growing climatic concerns, and cultural shifts. Through the analysis of more than one hundred richly illustrated urban design projects and initiatives, this book provides a comprehensive history of how these challenges have fomented new attitudes and approaches in the discipline of urban design.
 
Tom Avermaete is professor of the history and theory of urban design at ETH Zurich. He is the author of The New Urban Condition

Janina Gosseye is associate professor of architecture at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. She is the author of Speaking of Buildings.
Product Details ISBN: 9783856764180
ISBN-10: 3856764186
Publisher: gta publishers
Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
Pages: 420