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A State Beyond the State: Shenzhen and the Transformation of Urban China

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Drawing on primary data, A State Beyond the State points out the threats posed by typical projects of single SOEs (state-owned enterprises), and explores alternative development potential. The Special Economic Zone Shenzhen serves as the primary case study.
The Potato Plan Collection: 40 Cities through the Lens of Patrick Abercrombie

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Inspired by the 1943 London “Potato Plan” drawn by British town planner Patrick Abercrombie (1879–1957), this book gathers 40 urban plans from global cities and investigates the role of their neighborhoods and centralities.
The City as Resource: Concepts and Methods for Urban Design

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The City as a Resource proposes a model of the city as a resource containing untapped possibilities and potentials for both individuals and society as a whole. This resource, however, is not inexhaustible; it will only be able to meet the needs of future…
The Grand Projet: Towards Adaptable And Liveable Urban Megaprojects
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|October 29, 2019

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Large-scale megaprojects in urban development—often known as “Grands Projets”—are increasing in number all over the world. A new model for urban “regeneration” in which entire areas are reconceived in toto, they have…
Charter of Dubai: A Manifesto of Critical Urban Transformation
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|April 30, 2013

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The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago-cum-peninsula on the coast of Dubai. Visible from outer space, the Palm is an extraordinary feat of engineering, but it is also faced with serious problems. How can an isolated exclave be opened up? Charter of Dubai…
Kees Christiaanse: Textbook: Collected Texts on the Built Environment 1990-2018
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|March 19, 2019

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Illustrations, personal notebook pages and watercolors complement this collection of the thoughts and writings of urban designer and architect Kees Christiaanse (born 1953). Responsible for such projects as Hamburg's HafenCity and London's Olympic Legacy Plan,…
The Noise Landscape: A Spatial Exploration of Airports and Cities

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The world’s cities are connected to the rest of the globe by air travel. But the airports built to serve cities can take on a life of their own. The areas around large urban airports have particular noise complaints, forms of infrastructure and transient,…
Situation: KCAP Architects & Planners: Kees Christiaanse, Han van den Born, Ruurd Gietma and Irma…

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This first monograph from Dutch architect and urban planner Kees Christiaanse and his firm, Kees Christiaanse Architects & Planners, or KCAP, follows the conception and realization of their most important designs. KCAP works at the interface between urban…
Nachhaltiges Wohnen: Befunde und Konzepte für zukunftsfähige Stadtquartiere

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Wie beinflussen die sozialen und physischen Wohnbedingungen das Verhalten der Menschen? Läßt sich die Nachhaltigkeit des Konsums über eine Beeinflussung der Nachbarschaften fördern? Welche baulichen und organisatorischen Veränderungen am Bestehenden sind…