French Urbanism In Foreign Lands

✏Book Title : French Urbanism in Foreign Lands
✏Author : Ambe J. Njoh
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2015-12-10
✏Pages : 203
✏ISBN : 9783319252988
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏French Urbanism in Foreign Lands Book Summary : This book will seek to close the gaps on the role of France in exporting Eurocentric spatial and environmental design principles and practice. It does so by analyzing the major spatial and physical development projects that French colonial authorities implemented in France’s colonial empire and elsewhere from the 15th to the 20th century. French urban planning ideology, principles and practice were not exported exclusively to territories under French colonial suzerainty. Accordingly, the book focuses on major physical and spatial planning schemes inspired by French planning thought in territories without a history of French colonialism.

📒Gridded Worlds An Urban Anthology ✍ Reuben Rose-Redwood

✏Book Title : Gridded Worlds An Urban Anthology
✏Author : Reuben Rose-Redwood
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2018-05-02
✏Pages : 293
✏ISBN : 9783319764900
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Gridded Worlds An Urban Anthology Book Summary : This book is the first edited collection to bring together classic and contemporary writings on the urban grid in a single volume. The contributions showcased in this book examine the spatial histories of the grid from multiple perspectives in a variety of urban contexts. They explore the grid as both an indigenous urban form and a colonial imposition, a symbol of Confucian ideals and a spatial manifestation of the Protestant ethic, a replicable model for real estate speculation within capitalist societies and a spatial framework for the design of socialist cities. By examining the entangled histories of the grid, Gridded Worlds considers the variegated associations of gridded urban space with different political ideologies, economic systems, and cosmological orientations in comparative historical perspective. In doing so, this interdisciplinary anthology seeks to inspire new avenues of research on the past, present, and future of the gridded worlds of urban life. Gridded Worlds is primarily tailored to scholars working in the fields of urban history, world history, urban historical geography, architectural history, urban design, and the history of urban planning, and it will also be of interest to art historians, area studies scholars, and the urban studies community more generally.

✏Book Title : Nature in the Built Environment
✏Author : Ambe J. Njoh
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2020-04-13
✏Pages : 206
✏ISBN : 3030397580
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Nature in the Built Environment Book Summary : A good understanding of the status quo is necessary for the success of efforts to develop and maintain nature in built space. Accordingly, this book conducts an environmental scan of the context of these efforts in global perspective. In particular, it develops and employs a novel environmental scanning model (ESM) designed to rigorously analyze the political, economic, social, technological, ecological, cultural and historical (PESTECH) contexts of initiatives to promote biodiversity in the built environment. The focus is on four specific substantive areas of environmental policy, namely forestry, water, food, and energy. The units of analysis roughly correspond with the major United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) regions of the world, including sub-Saharan Africa, Middle-East and North Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Western Europe, North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

✏Book Title : The Political Life of Urban Streetscapes
✏Author : Reuben Rose-Redwood
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2017-07-06
✏Pages : 334
✏ISBN : 9781317020707
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Political Life of Urban Streetscapes Book Summary : Streetscapes are part of the taken-for-granted spaces of everyday urban life, yet they are also contested arenas in which struggles over identity, memory, and place shape the social production of urban space. This book examines the role that street naming has played in the political life of urban streetscapes in both historical and contemporary cities. The renaming of streets and remaking of urban commemorative landscapes have long been key strategies that different political regimes have employed to legitimize spatial assertions of sovereign authority, ideological hegemony, and symbolic power. Over the past few decades, a rich body of critical scholarship has explored the politics of urban toponymy, and the present collection brings together the works of geographers, anthropologists, historians, linguists, planners, and political scientists to examine the power of street naming as an urban place-making practice. Covering a wide range of case studies from cities in Europe, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, the contributions to this volume illustrate how the naming of streets has been instrumental to the reshaping of urban spatial imaginaries and the cultural politics of place.

📒Zoning ✍ Elliott Sclar

✏Book Title : Zoning
✏Author : Elliott Sclar
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2019-11-06
✏Pages : 276
✏ISBN : 9780429951251
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Zoning Book Summary : Zoning is at once a key technical competency of urban planning practice and a highly politicized regulatory tool. How this contradiction between the technical and political is resolved has wide-reaching implications for urban equity and sustainability, two key concerns of urban planning. Moving beyond critiques of zoning as a regulatory hindrance to local affordability or merely the rulebook that guides urban land use, this textbook takes an institutional approach to zoning, positioning its practice within the larger political, social, and economic conflicts that shape local access for diverse groups across urban space. Foregrounding the historical-institutional setting in which zoning is embedded allows planners to more deeply engage with the equity and sustainability issues related to zoning practice. By approaching zoning from a social science and planning perspective, this text engages students of urban planning, policy, and design with several key questions relevant to the realities of zoning and land regulation they encounter in practice. Why has the practice of zoning evolved as it has? How do social and economic institutions shape zoning in contemporary practice? How does zoning relate to the other competencies of planning, such as housing and transport? Where and why has zoning, an act of physical land use regulation, replaced social planning? These questions, grounded in examples and cases, will prompt readers to think critically about the potential and limitations of zoning. By reforging the important links between zoning practice and the concerns of the urban planning profession, this text provides a new framework for considering zoning in the 21st century and beyond.

📒Liberated France ✍ Catherine Irvine Gavin

✏Book Title : Liberated France
✏Author : Catherine Irvine Gavin
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1955
✏Pages : 292
✏ISBN : MINN:319510024121978
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Liberated France Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Saturday Review
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✏Release Date : 1970
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : MINN:31951001915496S
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Saturday Review Book Summary :

📒Nottingham French Studies ✍ Lewis G. M. Thorpe

✏Book Title : Nottingham French Studies
✏Author : Lewis G. M. Thorpe
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1999
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : IND:30000085253692
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Nottingham French Studies Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Water and Urban Development Paradigms
✏Author : Jan Feyen
✏Publisher : CRC Press
✏Release Date : 2008-09-03
✏Pages : 712
✏ISBN : 0203884108
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Water and Urban Development Paradigms Book Summary : Communication across and integration of disciplines in the urban-water sector seems today more imperative than ever before. Water is a strategic and shrinking resource. It is probably the world's most valuable resource and clean water has even been touted as the 'next oil'. Control of water - from access to management - has always been a highly politicised affair. The complexities that surround it are proving to be major challenges as the world continues to urbanise and human habits of mass consumption and pollution deplete natural resources and destroy natural eco-systems. Water issues are increasingly high on the international agenda – particularly in desert, tropical and sub-tropical regions. Water and Urban Development Paradigms includes the papers presented at the International Conference on Water and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches (Leuven, Belgium, 15-19 September 2008), and intends to bridge the gap between the disciplines of water management, ecology and the approaches of engineering, urban design and spatial planning. The volume explores a number of themes, discussing the historical relationship between water systems and human settlements, and related management problems regarding urban floods, water use and water sanitation. The aim of Water and Urban Development Paradigms is to contribute to the better integration of approaches currently considered in the separate disciplines of water management, water engineering, urban planning and design, and aquatic ecology - and lead to the emergence of new, more effective water and urban development paradigms. The book will be of special interest to scientists and professionals in the fields of architecture, urban planning, water resources engineering, water supply and sanitation, flood protection, among related fields; to public and non-governmental organizations active in urban planning and the water sector, and to university teachers and students in architecture, urbanism and planning, water and sanitation engineering.

✏Book Title : The Maghreb Review
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1978
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : IND:30000125611354
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Maghreb Review Book Summary :