Designing the Urban Renaissance

Sustainable and competitive place making in England

Authors: Vescovi, Francesco

  • Treats together urban policies, architecture and urban design  in order to deliver a comprehensive view of the phenomenon
  • Gives a detailed example of urban renaissance that can be used for other european cities
  • Useful for students in architecture and urban design, but also for professionals and policy makers
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This book is an academic essay about the urban regeneration policies which have been changing the physical - and partly social - outlook of many English cities during the last 10-15 years, eventually giving birth to a process which is also known as ‘Urban Renaissance’. The main focus is on urban design: the way it has been promoted by the government as an important means for delivering attractive places in more sustainable and competitive cities. The research describes the support given to local authorities for this purpose through new laws and powers, the publishing of planning and design manuals and the delivery of especially dedicated funds, bodies and programmes. It also explores the character and purpose of new developments such as scientific parks, creative/cultural quarters, retail and commercial dis-tricts, public realm works, describing recurring design rules and features.
Readers interested in urban policies, architecture and the built environment will find a concise yet comprehensive explanation, enriched by more than a hundred pictures, on why and how many towns and cities like Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester or Sheffield have been changing during the last decade.

About the authors

Dr. Arch. Francesco Vescovi graduated in Architecture (specialization Urban Design) in Milan in 1972. He worked as consultant for three years in Milan at the City Council’s Department for Urban Regeneration (Assessorato alle Periferie). In 2005 he graduated his PhD in Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Conservation, Politecnico di Milano with a research on ‘city marketing and urban design strategies'. He is now lecturer in Urban Design at the Faculty of Civil Architecture of Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Recent Reform of the English Planning System

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    Pages 1-11

  • New Strategic Drivers for the Regeneration of Cities

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    Pages 13-42

  • Stakeholders, Programmes and Strategies

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    Pages 43-72

  • Elements of Design Strategy

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    Pages 73-162

  • Conclusions: Short Notes on the English Lesson

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    Pages 163-167

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5631-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5630-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing the Urban Renaissance
Book Subtitle
Sustainable and competitive place making in England
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5631-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5631-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5630-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 173
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