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Space–Time Design of the Public City

Henckel, D., Thomaier, S., Könecke, B., Zedda, R., Stabilini, S. (Eds.)

2013, XXI, 324 p. 35 illus.

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  • First European wide survey or spatio-temporal research
  • Up-to-date information on topics, analytical methods, practices and instruments
  • Fosters the development of the new disciplinary focus on space-time urban design

Time has become an increasingly important topic in urban studies and urban planning. The spatial-temporal interplay is not only of relevance for the theory of urban development and urban politics, but also for urban planning and governance. The space-time approach focuses on the human being with its various habits and routines in the city. Understanding and taking those habits into account in urban planning and public policies offers a new way to improve the quality of life in our cities. Adapting the supply and accessibility of public spaces and services to the inhabitants’ space-time needs calls for an integrated approach to the physical design of urban space and to the organization of cities.

In the last two decades the body of practical and theoretical work on urban space-time topics has grown substantially. The book offers a state of the art overview of the theoretical reasoning, the development of new analytical tools, and practical experience of the space-time design of public cities in major European countries. The contributions were written by academics and practitioners from various fields exploring space-time research and planning.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Accessability of Urban Services - Spatio-Temporal Analysis - Urban Quality - Urban Rhythms - Urban Time Planning

Related subjects » Complexity - Geography - Regional / Spatial Science - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

Table of contents 

Urban Rhythms in the Contemporary City.- Working on Sunday: Regulations, Impacts and Perceptions of the Time-use Practices.- The Night and its Loss.- Re-populating the Night-time City: Hospitality and Gender.- Teenagers in the Contemporary City: Hypermodern Times, Spaces and Practices.- Time and Urban Morphology: Dispersed and Compact City Time Use in the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona.- Intermezzo: Time Walk.- Efficiency, Temporal Justice, and the Rhythm of Cities.- Accessibility of Public Spaces and Services - Theoretical Remarks, Practices and Instruments from Urban Time Planning.- Mobility, Accessibility and Social Equity - A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Empirical Study in the Metropolitan Areas of Milan, Bologna and Turin.- Beyond Vague Promises of Liveability: An Exploration of Walking in Everyday Life.- Encounters in Motion: Considerations of Time and Social Justice in Urban Mobility Research.- Intermezzo: Time Intervention in Public Spaces:  The Artist Mark Formanek.- Revisiting Exemplars of the Times-of-the-City Approach: The Viability of the ‘Neodiscipline’ Claim... .- City, Urbanism, Social Sustainability and the Right to the City.- The Area Governance Plan and the Territorial Time Plan of the City of Bergamo: An Example of Temporal City Planning.- Time Policies in Italy: The Case of the Middle Adriatic Regions.- Studying Good Practices to Lesson-Drawing and Transfer: Introduction to the Causal Mechanisms Approach. A proposal for Exchanges Among European Networks on Time-oriented Policies.- Do Urban Time Policies have a Real Impact on Quality of Life? And which Methods are Apt to Evaluate Them?.- Further Research and Policy Perspectives.

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