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How to Design Humane Cities - Public Spaces and Urbanity

How to Design Humane Cities - Public Spaces and Urbanity

By Karsten Pålsson

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9783869226149

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How to Design Humane Cities - Public Spaces and Urbanity. A practical guide demonstrating what urban development with a human face might look like.

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Taking examples from major European cities, this book is a practical guide demonstrating what urban development with a human face might look like. This involves renewing and enhancing humane cities using architecture on a human scale while taking their history into account. Thus this book follows the tradition established by Jan Gehl that regards urban space as a framework for people to live in and socialise.

The European tradition of the dense classical city marks the point of departure for this book. Special emphasis is placed on physical and spatial parameters, on development patterns and building types, on the guiding principles governing access, and on interconnections with public roads and pathways - all of which form the foundations of urban life as well as cities that provide safety and security.

The book is divided into ten thematic chapters, each providing a definition and general outline of core challenges together with proposals for meeting them. An historical outline of urban development and the practically organised thematic structure underlying concepts discussed allow the examples given to greatly broaden the field of understanding around this topic.

English language edition.

AuthorKarsten Pålsson
Published2017
LanguageEnglish
ISBN9783869226149
PublisherDOM Publishers
BindingSoft cover
Page count271