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The Resource Designing the urban renaissance : sustainable and competitive place making in England, Francesco Vescovi

Designing the urban renaissance : sustainable and competitive place making in England, Francesco Vescovi

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Designing the urban renaissance : sustainable and competitive place making in England
Title
Designing the urban renaissance
Title remainder
sustainable and competitive place making in England
Statement of responsibility
Francesco Vescovi
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
The economic and social challenges brought by globalization and the inevitable prospect of a commitment to sustainable development have induced the UE to put towns and cities at the heart of the current political agenda. Urban and metropolitan areas are considered as primary resources for the regeneration of the territory and for the distribution of wealth among the population. The initial and admirable example of Barcelona was soon joined by similar initiatives across the continent, according to a widespread process of urban renaissance driven by new instances of competitiveness and sustainability. In England this trend led the New Labour Government, properly addressed by the research report of the Urban Task Force in 1999, to renew the old planning system and to establish new rules and financial resources to stop the physical and economic decline of many urban areas, supporting initiatives and projects to bring people and jobs back in the heart of towns and cities. Urban design - the main focus of the book - is considered by the government one of the most effective tools for controlling the ongoing processes of transformation, raising the overall quality and degree of urbanity of places and ensuring a proper balance between the necessary aesthetic, environmental, social and economic requirements. The research describes the support given to local authorities for this purpose through new laws and powers, the publishing of planning and design manuals and the delivery of especially dedicated funds, bodies and programs. It also explores the character and purpose of new developments such as scientific parks, creative/cultural quarters, retail and commercial districts, public realm works, describing critically recurring design rules and features. Readers interested in urban policies, architecture and the built environment will find a concise yet comprehensive explanation, enriched by a lot of pictures, on why and how many towns and cities such as Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester or Sheffield have been changing during the last decade
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1972-
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Vescovi, Francesco
Dewey number
307.1/2160942
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • City planning
  • Sustainable design
Label
Designing the urban renaissance : sustainable and competitive place making in England, Francesco Vescovi
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The Recent Reform of the English Planning System
  • New Strategic Drivers for the Regeneration of Cities
  • Stakeholders, Programmes and Strategies
  • Elements of Design Strategy
  • Conclusions: Short Notes on the English Lesson
Control code
ocn826019850
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400756311
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826019850
Label
Designing the urban renaissance : sustainable and competitive place making in England, Francesco Vescovi
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The Recent Reform of the English Planning System
  • New Strategic Drivers for the Regeneration of Cities
  • Stakeholders, Programmes and Strategies
  • Elements of Design Strategy
  • Conclusions: Short Notes on the English Lesson
Control code
ocn826019850
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400756311
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826019850

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