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Urban Visions

From Planning Culture to Landscape Urbanism



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This book is a useful reference in the field of urbanism. It explains how the contemporary city and landscape have been shaped by certain twentieth century visions that have carried over into the twenty-first century. Aimed at both students and professionals, this collection of essays on diverse subjects and cases does not attempt to establish universal interpretations; it rather highlights some outstanding episodes that help us understand why the planning culture has given way to other forms of urbanism, from urban design to strategic urbanism or landscape urbanism. Compared with global interpretations of urbanism based on socioeconomic history or architectural historiography, Urban Visions. From Planning Culture to Landscape Urbanism, aims to present the discipline couched in international contemporary debate and adopt a historic and comparative perspective. The book's contents pertain equally to other related disciplines, such as architecture, urban history, urban design, landscape architecture and geography. Foreword by Rafael Moneo.

Author Biography

Carmen Diez Medina, Degree in Architecture from the Madrid Polytechnic University (ETSAM UPM), 1989. Ph.D. at the Technische Universitat Wien (1996). Associate Professor of Theory and Architectural History at the School of Engineering and Architecture (EINA), University of Zaragoza (Spain), where she is in charge of the architectural history and theory disciplines and coordinator of the Ph.D. Program "New Territories in Architecture". Director of the Department of Theory and Architectural and Urban Projects at the Polytechnic School from the CEU-San Pablo University of Madrid (2007-09). Member of several Architectural Research Projects, among them "Spaces for teaching", CEU (2012-14); "Residential urban landscapes", EINA (2010-11); "The construction of the liberal city", UPM (2008-09); "Spain in the CIAM", CEU (2007-08).Collaborating architect at Rafael Moneo in Madrid (1996-2001) and previously at Nigst, Hubmann&Vass in Vienna (1990-1996). Javier Monclus, Degree in Architecture and Ph.D. from the Catalonia Polytechnic University (ETSAB, UPC), 1977. Full Professor of Urbanism at the School of Engineering and Architecture (EINA), University of Zaragoza (Spain), where he has been Chair of the Department of Architecture (2009-2016) and is currently Director of the Master Degree in Architecture. He was Professor of Urbanism at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona (1980-2005). Director of the research group PUPC (Urban Landscapes and Contemporary Project:). He has published widely on Planning, Urban Design and Urban Planning History. He is member of the Editorial Board of Planning Perspectives and Director of Zarch, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture and Urbanism.He worked as a planner (2005-2009) and head of the Expo Accompanying Plan of the Zaragoza Expo 2008 and as a consultant in Barcelona and Zaragoza.
Release date NZ
August 30th, 2017
Edited by Javier Monclus
Country of Publication
1st ed. 2018
567 Tables, color; 192 Illustrations, color; 93 Illustrations, black and white; XXIV, 354 p. 285 illus., 192 illus. in color.
Springer International Publishing AG
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