Urban and Landscape Perspectives

Ethics, Design and Planning of the Built Environment

Editors: Basta, Claudia, Moroni, Stefano (Eds.)

  • The book collects contributions of prominent international scholars offering innovative outlooks on one of the currently most debated interdisciplinary themes in planning, i.e. the ethics of the built environment
  • The book bridges these disciplinary domains without privileging any normative perspective, in doing so offering broad yet essential critical instruments to a wide audience
  • It establishes new lines of inquiry for, in particular, investigating values as design factors in a domain in which this theme has found less rigorous definition in comparison to others (e.g. IT technology and industrial design)
  • It offers a set of rigorous theoretical perspectives on urgent topics with regards to planning (risks, aesthetics, duties and rights of users, etcetera) through which both scholars and practitioners can gain valid critical instruments to approach real planning cases
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About this book

The book proposes a set of original contributions in research areas shared by planning theory, architectural research, design and ethical inquiry. The contributors gathered in 2010 at the Ethics of the Built Environment seminar organized by the editors at Delft University of Technology. Both prominent and emerging scholars presented their researches in the areas of aesthetics, technological risks, planning theory and architecture. The scope of the seminar was highlighting shared lines of ethical inquiry among the themes discussed, in order to identify perspectives of innovative interdisciplinary research. After the seminar all seminar participants have elaborated their proposed contributions. Some of the most prominent international authors in the field were subsequently invited to join in with this inquiry.

Claudia Basta teaches "Network Infrastructures and Mobility" at Wageningen University. Between 2009 and 2011 she worked as Coordinator of the 3TU Centre of Excellence for Ethics and Technology of Delft University, where she completed her post-doc research on the shared areas of investigation between risk theories, planning theories and ethical inquiry. Her main research interests concern the matter of assessing and governing technological risks in relation to sustainable land use planning. She wrote a number of journal articles and contributions to collective books on these themes.

Stefano Moroni teaches “Land use ethics and the law” at Milan Politecnico. His main research interests concern planning theory and ethics. He is the author of a number of books and journal articles. Recent publications (as co-author): Contractual Communities in the Self-Organizing City (Springer 2012).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the authors

Claudia Basta obtained her PhD in 2009 at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Delft University of Technology. Her project Risk, Territory and Society was financed by the Interfaculty Sustainable Urban Areas Research Programme of Delft University and was co-supervised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Her main research interests concern the matter of assessing and governing technological risks in relation to sustainable land use planning, particularly regarding the siting of hazardous facilities and emerging energy infrastructures.
Between 2006 and 2008 she worked as Researcher at the Dutch Applied Research Institute TNO,  Business Unit Innovation & Environment. After her PhD graduation, she worked as Coordinator of the 3TU.Centre of Excellence for Ethics and Technology (Delft), where she also completed a post-doc assignment in the framework of the Ethics of Technological Risk research programme.

Stefano Moroni is the author of Territory and Distributive Justice (Angeli, 1994), Ethics and Territory (Angeli, 1997), Urban Planning and Regulation: The Normative Dimension of Spatial Planning (Angeli, 1999), Spatial Planning: Reasons, Needs, Responsibilities (CittàStudi, 2001) and is also co-author of Urban Planning and Policy Analysis (Angeli, 1996).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Values in Planning and Design: A Process Perspective on Ethics in Forming the Built Environment

    Alexander, Ernest R.

    Pages 3-22

  • A Conversation About Who’s In? Who’s Out? And Who Answers Those Questions When Planning for and Designing the Downtown

    Barrett, Carol D.

    Pages 23-43

  • The Relevance of Public Space: Rethinking Its Material and Political Aspects

    Moroni, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 45-55

  • Architects on Value: Reducing Ethics to Aesthetics?

    Koller, Stefan

    Pages 57-75

  • Architecture as an Object of Research: Incorporating Ethical Questions in Design Thinking

    Schrijver, Lara

    Pages 79-91

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9585-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics, Design and Planning of the Built Environment
Editors
  • Claudia Basta
  • Stefano Moroni
Series Title
Urban and Landscape Perspectives
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5246-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5246-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5245-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9585-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 224
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