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Sustainability learnt from difference

Thomas, Glenn S. (2007) Sustainability learnt from difference. In Bull, Catherin, Boontharm, Davisi, Parin, Claire, Radovic, Darko, & Tapie, Guy (Eds.) Cross-cultural urban design : global or local practice? Routledge, United States of America, New York, pp. 174-186.

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Abstract

Unprecedented in its scope, Cross-Cultural Urban Design: Global or Local Practice? explores how urban design has responded to recent trends towards global standardisation. Following analysis of its practice in the local domain, the book looks at how urban planning and design should be repositioned for the future.

It looks at:

population movement; urbanization; suburbanization; tourism; commercialization; environmental degradation; flows of capital.

Mapping out how urban practitioners, researchers and educators are currently responding to these issues in their work, this volume presents and discusses cases and theories of urbanism from across the globe.

Contributions are framed in three sections: Re-conceptualising the city; presenting ways to read the contemporary city and re-think work within it, Experiments in practice; presenting and discussing case studies where practitioners have confronted new conditions and Learning cross-cultural urban design; presenting and discussing learning as a field of research and its contribution to practice.

A unique collection, Cross-cultural Urban Design outlines a new way of thinking about urban design within the complex context of the contemporary world and points a way forward – as a cross-cultural practice that supports and develops sustainability.

Impact and interest:

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These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

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ID Code: 15146
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9780415432795
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900) > Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Routledge
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:36

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