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The Well Tempered City

The Well Tempered City Author Jonathan F. P. Rose
ISBN-10 9780062234742
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 480
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2017 PROSE Award Winner: Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher In the vein of Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser’s Triumph of the City, Jonathan F. P. Rose—a visionary in urban development and renewal—champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the twenty-first century. Cities are birthplaces of civilization; centers of culture, trade, and progress; cauldrons of opportunity—and the home of eighty percent of the world’s population by 2050. As the 21st century progresses, metropolitan areas will bear the brunt of global megatrends such as climate change, natural resource depletion, population growth, income inequality, mass migrations, education and health disparities, among many others. In The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan F. P. Rose—the man who “repairs the fabric of cities”—distills a lifetime of interdisciplinary research and firsthand experience into a five-pronged model for how to design and reshape our cities with the goal of equalizing their landscape of opportunity. Drawing from the musical concept of “temperament” as a way to achieve harmony, Rose argues that well-tempered cities can be infused with systems that bend the arc of their development toward equality, resilience, adaptability, well-being, and the ever-unfolding harmony between civilization and nature. These goals may never be fully achieved, but our cities will be richer and happier if we aspire to them, and if we infuse our every plan and constructive step with this intention. A celebration of the city and an impassioned argument for its role in addressing the important issues in these volatile times, The Well-Tempered City is a reasoned, hopeful blueprint for a thriving metropolis—and the future.



Wellness City

Wellness City Author Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko
ISBN-10 9783319755625
Release 2018-04-19
Pages 159
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Addressing the continuous need for new growth sectors in post-industrial cities, this book considers the economic significance of wellness from a development policy perspective. The author goes beyond personal health discourse to conceptualise wellness as an emerging industry, presenting empirical cases of community, attraction, and export-orientated strategies around the world. Combining holistic health, urban governance and economic development, this book will provide valuable reading for those studying policy, tourism and the wellness sector as well as business entrepreneurs within this evolving industry.



Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable City

Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable City Author Meg Holden
ISBN-10 9781317309499
Release 2017-03-16
Pages 162
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What can justice and sustainability mean, pragmatically speaking, in today’s cities? Can justice be the basis on which the practices of city building rely? Can this recognition constitute sustainability in city building, from a pragmatic perspective? Today, we are faced with a mountain of reasons to lose hope in any prospect of moving closer to justice and sustainability from our present position in civilization. Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable City: Acting in the Common Place offers a critical and philosophical approach to revaluating the way in which we think and talk about the "sustainable city" to ensure that we neither lose the thread of our urban history, nor the means to live well amidst diversity of all kinds. By building and rebuilding better habits of urban thinking, this book promotes the reconstruction of moral thinking, paving the way for a new urban sustainability model of justice. Utilizing multidisciplinary case studies and building upon anti-foundationalist principles, this book offers a pragmatic interpretation of sustainable development concepts within our emerging global urban context and will be a valuable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academics and professionals in the areas of urban and planning policy, sociology, and urban and environmental geography.



In The Post Urban World

In The Post Urban World Author Tigran Haas
ISBN-10 9781317372349
Release 2017-10-16
Pages 346
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In the last few decades, many global cities and towns have experienced unprecedented economic, social, and spatial structural change. Today, we find ourselves at the juncture between entering a post-urban and a post-political world, both presenting new challenges to our metropolitan regions, municipalities, and cities. Many megacities, declining regions and towns are experiencing an increase in the number of complex problems regarding internal relationships, governance, and external connections. In particular, a growing disparity exists between citizens that are socially excluded within declining physical and economic realms and those situated in thriving geographic areas. This book conveys how forces of structural change shape the urban landscape. In The Post-Urban World is divided into three main sections: Spatial Transformations and the New Geography of Cities and Regions; Urbanization, Knowledge Economies, and Social Structuration; and New Cultures in a Post-Political and Post-Resilient World. One important subject covered in this book, in addition to the spatial and economic forces that shape our regions, cities, and neighbourhoods, is the social, cultural, ecological, and psychological aspects which are also critically involved. Additionally, the urban transformation occurring throughout cities is thoroughly discussed. Written by today’s leading experts in urban studies, this book discusses subjects from different theoretical standpoints, as well as various methodological approaches and perspectives; this is alongside the challenges and new solutions for cities and regions in an interconnected world of global economies. This book is aimed at both academic researchers interested in regional development, economic geography and urban studies, as well as practitioners and policy makers in urban development.



Architecture Liberty and Civic Order

Architecture  Liberty and Civic Order Author Carroll William Westfall
ISBN-10 9781317178989
Release 2016-03-09
Pages 220
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This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in present practice; the necessary relationship between architecture, urbanism and the rural districts; and their counterpart in the civil order that builds and uses what is built. The narrative traces two models for the practice of architecture. One follows the ancient model in which the architect renders his service to serve the interests of others; it survives and is dominant in modernism. The other, first formulated in the fifteenth century by Leon Battista Alberti, has the architect use his talent in coordination with others to contribute to the common good of a republican civil order that seeks to protect its own liberty and that of its citizens. Palladio practiced this way, and so did Thomas Jefferson when he founded a uniquely American architecture, the counterpart to the nation’s founding. This narrative gives particular emphasis to the contrasting developments in architecture on the opposite sides of the English Channel. The book presents the value for clients and architects today and in the future of drawing on history and tradition. It stresses the importance, indeed, the urgency, of restoring traditional practices so that we can build just, beautiful, and sustainable cities and rural districts that will once again assist citizens in living not only abundantly but also well as they pursue their happiness.



The Well tempered Announcer

The Well tempered Announcer Author Robert A. Fradkin
ISBN-10 025321064X
Release 1996
Pages 255
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Includes the pronunciation of more than two thousand personal names, titles of works, and musical terms associated with classical music



The Well tempered Object

The Well tempered Object Author Stephen T. Pope
ISBN-10 0262161265
Release 1991
Pages 193
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This edited collection of articles from Computer Music Journal provides a timely andconvenient source of tutorials on OOP languages and software design techniques and surveys a widerange of existing applications of this technology to music and digital signal processing.



A Well Tempered Heart

A Well Tempered Heart Author Jan-Philipp Sendker
ISBN-10 9780857907820
Release 2014-03-06
Pages 336
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Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father's native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend recently left her, she has suffered a miscarriage, and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted. One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger's voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation. In the following days, her crisis only deepens. Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, but it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life? Interwoven with Julia's story is that of a Burmese woman named Nu Nu who finds her world turned upside down when Burma goes to war and calls on her two young sons to be child soldiers. This spirited novel, like The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain: the human heart.



The well tempered lyre

The well tempered lyre Author George W. Ewing
ISBN-10 0870740008
Release 1977-12
Pages 298
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The well tempered self

The well tempered self Author Toby Miller
ISBN-10 UOM:39015026859135
Release 1993
Pages 290
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"This is a major work on the connection of theoretical to political practice under postmodernity. At once rigorous and readable, its academic concerns will be both accessible and useful to readers asking--as contemporary readers indomitably do--what these debates in cultural theory have to do with the conduct of theirsocial lives."--Meaghan Morris, author of "The Pirate's Fiancie: Feminism, Reading, Postmodernism." "Miller's work is extremely engaging, original, and successful in producing a set of innovative analyses of the formation of cultural subjects."--Douglas Kellner, University of Texas, Austin



The Well tempered Critic

The Well tempered Critic Author Robertson Davies
ISBN-10 UOM:39015010205865
Release 1981
Pages 285
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Organizing Metropolitan Space and Discourse

Organizing Metropolitan Space and Discourse Author Barbara Czarniawska
ISBN-10 NWU:35556032703977
Release 2001-01
Pages 221
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Representing many different disciplines, the book will attract any reader interested in urban problems.



Conservation and change in historic towns

Conservation and change in historic towns Author Elizabeth Patricia Dennison
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105029064107
Release 1999
Pages 234
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Many of Britain's conservation problems are shared by the rest of Europe and answers may, therefore, be found abroad. The aim of this well-presented volume is to address urban conservation issues and to suggest research directions for the future. The introduction examines the relationship between conservation and change in towns and is followed by a number of case studies. The first section discusses the urban heritage of Europe, including Scandinavian and German towns. The second section examines the towns and buildings of Scotland, from archaeological and conservation perspectives. Conservation experiences across Europe are analysed in the third section, including southern Germany, Edinburgh, York, Dublin and Switzerland, and the fourth section looks at the future of Scottish towns. The twenty papers contain numerous diagrams and photographs which illustrate failures and successes in conservation as well as highlighting areas with great potential for future work.



Northeast African Studies

Northeast African Studies Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00788147K
Release 1998
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Fundamental Trends in City Development

Fundamental Trends in City Development Author Giovanni Maciocco
ISBN-10 3540741798
Release 2007-12-03
Pages 220
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The Reinvented City reflects on externity, the principal feature of a reinvented city. Three basic trends of the city are investigated; "discomposed", "generic" and "segregated" phenomena with the loss of the city as a space of social interaction and communication. Important questions are posed: What is the true public sphere in contemporary societies? What is the contemporary public space corresponding to it? In what way can the city project construct contemporary public space?



The Well tempered Clavichord

The Well tempered Clavichord Author Johann Sebastian Bach
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0066918780
Release 1893
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Middlesex

Middlesex Author Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN-10 9604900560
Release 2003
Pages 751
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