The Resource Public spaces and urbanity : how to design humane cities, Karsten Pålsson ; English translation, Karen Steenhard

Public spaces and urbanity : how to design humane cities, Karsten Pålsson ; English translation, Karen Steenhard

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Public spaces and urbanity : how to design humane cities
Title
Public spaces and urbanity
Title remainder
how to design humane cities
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Karsten Pålsson ; English translation, Karen Steenhard
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  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
Taking examples from major European cities, 'Public Spaces and Urbanity' 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 the 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
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  • illustrations
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Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Danish
LC call number
HT151
LC item number
.P285 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Construction and design manual
Public spaces and urbanity : how to design humane cities, Karsten Pålsson ; English translation, Karen Steenhard
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Public spaces and urbanity : how to design humane cities, Karsten Pålsson ; English translation, Karen Steenhard
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Includes bibliographical references
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29 cm.
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271 pages
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9783869226149
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illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
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(OCoLC)988169471

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