Connecting Places, Connecting People A Paradigm for Urban Living in the 21st Century

Architecture

Reena Tiwari, “Connecting Places, Connecting People: A Paradigm for Urban Living in the 21st Century”
Richard Rogers, “A Place for All People”
The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York: An Unconventional Exploration of Manhattan’s Historic Neighborhoods, Secret Spots and Colorful Characters by Tom Meyers, Greg Young
Barry L Stiefel, “Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 1450–1730”
The Dead City: Urban Ruins and the Spectacle of Decay by Paul Dobraszczyk

Reena Tiwari, “Connecting Places, Connecting People: A Paradigm for Urban Living in the 21st Century”

English | ISBN: 1138213063, 1138213055 | 2017 | EPUB | 180 pages | 10,5 MB

What is a better community? How can we reconfigure places and transport networks to create environmentally friendly, economically sound and socially just communities? How can we meet the challenges of growing pollution, depleting fossil fuels, rising gasoline prices, traffic congestion, traffic fatalities, increased prevalence of obesity, and lack of social inclusion?
The era of car-based planning has led to the disconnection of people and place in developed countries, and is rapidly doing so in the developing countries of the Global South. The unfolding mega-trend in technological innovation, while adding new patterns of future living and mobility in the cities, will question the relevance of face-to-face connections. What will be the ‘glue’ that holds communities together in the future?
To build better communities and to build better cities, we need to reconnect people and places. Connecting Places, Connecting People offers a new paradigm for place making, by reordering urban planning principles from prioritizing movement of vehicles to focusing on places and the people who live in them. Numerous case studies, including many from developing countries in the Global South illustrate how this can be realized or fallen short of in practical terms. Importantly, citizens need to be engaged in policy development, to connect with each other and with government agencies. To measure the connectivity attributes of places and the success of strategies to meet the needs, an Audit Tool is offered for a continual quantitative and qualitative evaluation.

Richard Rogers, “A Place for All People”

English | ISBN: 1782116931 | 2017 | EPUB | 336 pages | 24 MB

Richard Rogers is a pre-eminent architect of his generation, whose approach to buildings is infused with his enthusiasm for modernism, love of life and strong sense of social justice. From the Pompidou Centre in Paris to the Lloyds Building in the City of London, and from airports, to cancer care centres to low-cost homes, his buildings blend private use, public space and civic value.
Based on his 2013 Royal Academy exhibition, A Place for All People is a mosaic of life, projects and ideas for a better society. Ranging backwards and forwards over a long and creative life, and integrating relationships, projects, stories, collaborations and polemics, with case studies, drawings and photographs A Place for All People is a dazzling and inspiring book as original as its author.

The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York: An Unconventional Exploration of Manhattan’s Historic Neighborhoods, Secret Spots and Colorful Characters by Tom Meyers, Greg Young

English | June 21st, 2016 | ISBN: 1612435572 | 399 pages | PDF | 161.57 MB

The Bowery Boys podcast is a phenomenon, thrilling audiences each month with one amazing story after the next. Now, in their first-ever book, the duo gives you an exclusive personal tour through New York’s old cobblestone streets and gas-lit back alleyways.

Barry L Stiefel, “Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 1450–1730”

2014 | ISBN-10: 1848933630, 1138662119 | 240 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Before the mid-fifteenth century, the Christian and Islamic governments of Europe had restricted the architecture and design of synagogues and often prevented Jews from becoming architects. Stiefel presents a study of the material culture and religious architecture that this era produced.

The Dead City: Urban Ruins and the Spectacle of Decay by Paul Dobraszczyk

English | June 30th, 2017 | ASIN: B01N5UO88B, ISBN: 1784537160 | 272 pages | EPUB | 10.55 MB

Cities are imagined not just as utopias, but also as ruins. In literature, film, art and popular culture, urban landscapes have been submerged by floods, razed by alien invaders, abandoned by fearful inhabitants and consumed in fire. The Dead City unearths meanings from such depictions of ruination and decay, looking at representations of both thriving cities and ones which are struggling, abandoned or simply in transition.
It reveals that ruination presents a complex opportunity to envision new futures for a city, whether that is by rewriting its past or throwing off old assumptions and proposing radical change. Seen in a certain light, for example, urban ruin and decay are a challenge to capitalist narratives of unbounded progress. They can equally imply that power structures thought to be deeply ingrained are temporary, contingent and even fragile. Examining ruins in Chernobyl, Detroit, London, Manchester and Varosha, this book demonstrates that how we discuss and depict urban decline is intimately connected to the histories, economic forces, power structures and communities of a given city, as well as to conflicting visions for its future.