Green City Spaces

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Pub Date: 01/01/2013

Pages: 272

Trim: 9 x 12

Publisher: Braun Publishing AG

Imprint: Braun Publishing

ISBN 13: 9783037681428

ISBN 10: 303768142X

Price: / $81.99 CAN$62.50

Category: ARCHITECTURE / Landscape

Green City Spaces

By Chris van Uffelen

Price: $62.50

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Hardcover

About the Book

Green areas of all kinds have gained significance for contemporary urban planning. In addition to the importance for the structure and appearance of urban spaces, these areas have a wide range of social, ecological and economic functions. For instance, they can serve as relaxation and communication rooms, or as habitats for flora and fauna they can have an extremely positive influence on the micro-climate, not to mention the increasing attention they receive from the real estate business as a factor in site evaluation. This volume presents a broad spectrum of green areas in cities like urban parks, public roof gardens, greened façades, and city squares. The interplay of international trends, regional characteristics and local traditions is especially interesting. The selection of projects shows the various tendencies of this discipline at the junction of landscape architecture and urban planning.

About the Book

This volume presents a broad spectrum of green areas in cities like urban parks, public roof gardens greened façades, and city squares, showcasing various tendencies of this discipline at the junction of landscape architecture and urban planning.

Author

Core topic for Chris van Uffelen is the transfer of knowledge about design in all its manifestations. For more than twenty years the Dutch-German art historian has been publishing books as well as countless essays and articels on art, architecture, interior design and urban planning from antiquity to the present. He is particular interested in the effects of architecture on public spaces. In his editorial office he provides a wide range of services for the publishing industry. He also runs his own small publishing house.