Marcus White & Nano Langenheim // The Death of Urbanism

Transitions through five stages of grief
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Koolhaas pronounced urbanism dead in 1995. Since then, urban design has struggled to come to terms with this and other losses including environmental stability, affordable housing, design control, and urban amenity. This book explores urban design paradigms transitioning through a misappropriation of Kübler-Ross’ “five stages of grief” – from pro-sprawl ‘denial’, NIMBY ‘anger’, revisionist new urbanist ‘bargaining’, ‘depressed’ starchitects, through to an optimistic manifesto of ‘acceptance’.
 

Marcus White (PhD) is an award-winning architect and urban designer, Professor of Urban Design at Swinburne University of Technology, and director of Harrison and White. Nano Langenheim is a landscape architect, horticulturist, arborist, and lecturer in landscape architecture and urban design at the University of Melbourne. Their research explores the integration of data, emerging technology and cultural specificity to support design decision making for cities in transition.

Publisher: AADR
240 pages
12cm × 17cm
Format: Paperback
2019
ISBN: 9783887785635
19,00 €
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