My basket contains:

0 items £0.00

View Basket

£39.99

Add to basket
Price in Euros €45.55
Price in USD $53.83
Select your currency
Calculated price

FREE UK Postage for online orders over £60

Terms and conditions apply

Urban Planning and Cultural Identity

William Neill

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 272

  • Publisher: Routledge

  • Date Published: Nov 2003

  • Stock Code: 32595

  • ISBN: 9780415259156

  • Binding: Paperback

Average Rating: Be the first to rate this product!
Your Rating:
Total rating: 0 out of 5
Total votes: 0

Description

Urban Planning and Cultural Identity reviews the intense spatiality of conflict over identity construction in three cities where culture and place identity are not just post-modernist playthings but touch on the raw sensibilities of who people define themselves to be. Berlin as the reborn German capital has put 'coming to terms with' the Holocaust and the memory of the GDR full square at the centre of urban planning. Detroit raises questions about the impotence and complicity of planners in the face of the most extreme metropolitan spatial apartheid in the United States and where African-American identity now seems set on a separatist course. In Belfast, in the clash of Irish nationalist and Ulster unionist traditions, place can take on intense emotional meanings in relation to which planners as 'mediators of space' can seem ill equipped.

The book, drawing on extensive interview sources in the case study cities, poses a question of broad relevance. Can planners fashion a role in using environmental concerns such as Local Agenda 21 as a vehicle of building a sense of common citizenship in which cultural difference can embed itself?

Related Items



The Contested Metropolis Book by  book cover | Buy The Contested Metropolis from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

The Contested Metropolis: Six Cities at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Berlin, Brussels, Florence, London, Paris, Toronto, Zurich - fascinating western representations of the Metropolis, which are reputed as all being...

£25.00

Add to basket
Planning for Sustainability Book by  book cover | Buy Planning for Sustainability from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities

Planning for Sustainability presents a straightforward, systematic analysis of how more sustainable cities and towns can be brought about. It does...

£27.99

Add to basket
The Contested Metropolis Book by  book cover | Buy The Contested Metropolis from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

The Contested Metropolis: Six Cities at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Berlin, Brussels, Florence, London, Paris, Toronto, Zurich - fascinating western representations of the Metropolis, which are reputed as all being...

£25.00

Add to basket
Planning for Sustainability Book by  book cover | Buy Planning for Sustainability from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities

Planning for Sustainability presents a straightforward, systematic analysis of how more sustainable cities and towns can be brought about. It does...

£27.99

Add to basket
Small Change: Book by  book cover | Buy Small Change: from the RIBA Bookshops bookstore

Small Change: About the art of practice and the limits of planning in cities

This book is an argument for the wisdom of the street, the ingenuity of the improvisers and the long-term, large-scale effectiveness of immediate...

£18.99

Add to basket

Post a Review

You need to be logged in to post a review

Customers Who Bought This Also Bought



A Domestic Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

A Domestic Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

If you need to understand about engaging the services of an architect, this updated RIBA guide is for you. Straightforward and completely up-to... (more)

£10.00

Add to basket
Urban Planning and Cultural Identity A Domestic Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

A Domestic Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

A Domestic Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

If you need to understand about engaging the services of an architect, this updated RIBA guide is for you. Straightforward and completely up-to... (more)

£10.00

Add to basket
Urban Planning and Cultural Identity A Domestic Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

Loft Conversion Handbook

Loft Conversion Handbook

This book is an easy-to-use handbook, providing architects and builders with up-to-date guidance on managing loft conversions and ensuring they... (more)

£30.00

Add to basket
Urban Planning and Cultural Identity Loft Conversion Handbook

Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes

Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes

Join us at the launch for Designed to Perform on 30th May at the RIBA Offices at 76 Portland Place. Register now to guarantee your spot. Designed... (more)

£27.00

Add to basket
Urban Planning and Cultural Identity Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes

New Design for Old Buildings

New Design for Old Buildings

Showcasing a range of homes, churches, barns, commercial, and industrial buildings from across the UK, this book demonstrates the SPAB philosophy... (more)

£40.00

Add to basket
Urban Planning and Cultural Identity New Design for Old Buildings

Small Projects HandbookExtract is available for this book

Small Projects Handbook

This hands-on, no-nonsense guide to running smaller projects up to £1m in value will become your ‘bible’ in day-to-day practice... (more)

£37.00

Add to basket
Urban Planning and Cultural Identity Small Projects Handbook

Recently Viewed