Urbanisation, unlimited

A Thematic Journey

Authors: Fiedler, Johannes

  • An effective insight is given into the workings of urbanisation without requiring scientific background
  • Unique cases embedded in broader analytical reasoning
  • The book appeals to architects interested in urban development
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About this book

In a series of essays, the process of urbanisation – a human mega-trend acquiring unprecedented scale and speed as globalisation proceeds – is examined in the most diverse contexts and stages of development. Drawing on scientific references and identifying recurring themes like dispersion, privatisation and vitality, Fiedler devises the glossary for a cross-cultural understanding of the global urban system emerging. Images and anecdotal evidence reconnect these themes to local realities. The tone of the essays conveys a post-voluntarist attitude, derived from many years of professional experience – critical of both neoliberal practices and determinist ideas.

To “condemn the reality” of global urbanization “is fruitless”, writes Johannes Fiedler in this unlimited view of a world of constant motion, subject no longer to just its planetary rotations, but also to the constant push and pull of its various populations, some of whose giant constructions shift the earth’s axis.

From the foreword by Lars Lerup

About the authors

Johannes Fiedler is an architect and urban planner with a 25-year career as an international urban consultant. He has engaged in numerous projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In the academic field, he has conducted research on global urbanisation issues and holds a doctoral degree in urban planning and contemporary history. For the past ten years he has been lecturing in urban design and planning at universities in Austria, Germany and, most recently, Ethiopia. His current research focuses on public space and spatial justice face is an architect and urban planner with a 25-year career as an international urban consultant. He has engaged in numerous projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In the academic field, he has conducted research on global urbanisation issues and holds a doctoral degree in urban planning and contemporary history. For the past ten years he has been lecturing in urban design and planning at universities in Austria, Germany and, most recently, Ethiopia. His current research focuses on public space and spatial justice.

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37796-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urbanisation, unlimited
Book Subtitle
A Thematic Journey
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03587-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03587-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03586-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37796-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 175
Number of Illustrations and Tables
75 illustrations in colour
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