Loose Space: Possibility and Diversity in Urban Life

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In cities around the world people use a variety of public spaces to relax, to protest, to buy and sell, to experiment and to celebrate. Loose Space explores the many ways that urban residents, with creativity and determination, appropriate public space to meet their own needs and desires. Familiar or unexpected, spontaneous or planned, momentary or long-lasting, the activities that make urban space loose continue to give cities life and vitality.

The book examines physical spaces and how people use them. Contributors discuss a wide range of recreational, commercial and political activities; some are conventional, others are more experimental. Some of the activities occur alongside the intended uses of planned public spaces, such as sidewalks and plazas; other activities replace former uses, as in abandoned warehouses and industrial sites. The thirteen case studies, international in scope, demonstrate the continuing richness of urban public life that is created and sustained by urbanites themselves

  • Presents a fresh way of looking at urban public space, focusing on its positive uses and aspects.
  • Comprises 13 detailed, well-illustrated case studies based on sustained observation and research by social scientists, architects and urban designers.
  • Looks at a range of activities, both everyday occurrences and more unusual uses, in a variety of public spaces -- planned, leftover and abandoned.
  • Explores the spatial and the behavioral; considers the wider historical and social context.
  • Addresses issues of urban research, architecture, urban design and planning.
  • Takes a broad international perspective with cases from New York, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, Guadalajara, Athens, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Bangkok, Kandy, Buffalo, and the North of England.

 

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'What the collection draws attention to is the growing interest in the cultural importance of urban fringes and terrains ... there are challenging ideas in these essays, and the issues raised are timely and indeed urgent.' - Green Places

 

'A fascinating book ... contrasts with more traditional urban design texts.' - Urban Design

Contenuti:

Tying Down Loose Space  Appropriation  Found Spaces: Freedom of Choice in Public Life.  Open-Ended Space: Urban Streets in Two Cultural Contexts.  Betwixt and Between: Building Thresholds, Liminality and Public Space  Tension  Urban Appropriation and Loose Spaces in the Guadalajara Cityscape.  Urban Slippage: Smooth and Striated Streetscapes in Bangkok.  Transforming Public Space into Sites of Mourning and Free Expression.  Central Park: The Aesthetics of Order and the Appearance of Looseness  Resistance  Heterotopias and the Experience of Porous Space.  Stalker on Location.  Dead Zones, Outdoor Rooms and the Architecture of Transgression  Discovery  Social Practices, Sensual Excess and Aesthetic Transgression in Industrial Ruins.  Unruly and Robust: An Abandoned Industrial River.  Patterns of the Unplanned.  Annotated Bibliography

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Descrizione libro Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 242 x 170 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In cities around the world people use a variety of public spaces to relax, to protest, to buy and sell, to experiment and to celebrate. Loose Space explores the many ways that urban residents, with creativity and determination, appropriate public space to meet their own needs and desires. Familiar or unexpected, spontaneous or planned, momentary or long-lasting, the activities that make urban space loose continue to give cities life and vitality. The book examines physical spaces and how people use them. Contributors discuss a wide range of recreational, commercial and political activities; some are conventional, others are more experimental. Some of the activities occur alongside the intended uses of planned public spaces, such as sidewalks and plazas; other activities replace former uses, as in abandoned warehouses and industrial sites. The thirteen case studies, international in scope, demonstrate the continuing richness of urban public life that is created and sustained by urbanites themselves * Presents a fresh way of looking at urban public space, focusing on its positive uses and aspects. * Comprises 13 detailed, well-illustrated case studies based on sustained observation and research by social scientists, architects and urban designers. * Looks at a range of activities, both everyday occurrences and more unusual uses, in a variety of public spaces -- planned, leftover and abandoned. * Explores the spatial and the behavioral; considers the wider historical and social context. * Addresses issues of urban research, architecture, urban design and planning. * Takes a broad international perspective with cases from New York, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, Guadalajara, Athens, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Bangkok, Kandy, Buffalo, and the North of England. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780415701174

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Descrizione libro Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 242 x 170 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In cities around the world people use a variety of public spaces to relax, to protest, to buy and sell, to experiment and to celebrate. Loose Space explores the many ways that urban residents, with creativity and determination, appropriate public space to meet their own needs and desires. Familiar or unexpected, spontaneous or planned, momentary or long-lasting, the activities that make urban space loose continue to give cities life and vitality. The book examines physical spaces and how people use them. Contributors discuss a wide range of recreational, commercial and political activities; some are conventional, others are more experimental. Some of the activities occur alongside the intended uses of planned public spaces, such as sidewalks and plazas; other activities replace former uses, as in abandoned warehouses and industrial sites. The thirteen case studies, international in scope, demonstrate the continuing richness of urban public life that is created and sustained by urbanites themselves * Presents a fresh way of looking at urban public space, focusing on its positive uses and aspects. * Comprises 13 detailed, well-illustrated case studies based on sustained observation and research by social scientists, architects and urban designers. * Looks at a range of activities, both everyday occurrences and more unusual uses, in a variety of public spaces -- planned, leftover and abandoned. * Explores the spatial and the behavioral; considers the wider historical and social context. * Addresses issues of urban research, architecture, urban design and planning. * Takes a broad international perspective with cases from New York, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, Guadalajara, Athens, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Bangkok, Kandy, Buffalo, and the North of England. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780415701174

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Descrizione libro Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2006. Condizione libro: New. 2006. 1st Edition. Paperback. Public space is a frequent theme in writing about cities. This book explores the concept of 'loose spaces', physical areas that are used in different ways. After introducing the concept of 'looseness', it also explores the idea in four sections: appropriation, tension, resistance and discovery. Editor(s): Franck, Karen; Stevens, Quentin. Num Pages: 320 pages, 102 black & white halftones. BIC Classification: AMVD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 246 x 172 x 18. Weight in Grams: 562. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780415701174

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