Recoded City

Author: Thomas Ermacora
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317591410
Format: PDF, ePub
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Recoded City examines alternative urban design, planning and architecture for the other 90%: namely the practice of participatory placemaking, a burgeoning practice that co-author Thomas Ermacora terms ‘recoding’. In combining bottom-up and top-down means of regenerating and rebalancing neighbourhoods affected by declining welfare or struck by disaster, this growing movement brings greater resilience. Recoded City sheds light on a new epoch in the relationship between cities and civil society by presenting an emerging range of collaborative solutions and distributed governance models. The authors draw on their own fresh research of global pioneers forging localist design strategies, public-realm interventions and new stakeholder dynamics. As the world becomes increasingly digital and virtual, a myriad of online tools and technological options is becoming available. These give unprecedented co-creation opportunities to communities and professionals alike, yielding the benefits of a more open – DIY – society. Because of its close engagement with people, place and local identity, the field of participatory placemaking has huge untapped potential. Responding to the challenges of the Anthropocene era, Recoded City is for decision-makers, developers and practitioners working globally to make better and more liveable cities.

4D Hyperlocal

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119097118
Format: PDF, ePub
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4D Hyperlocal: A Cultural Tool Kit for the Open-source City The evolution of digital tools is revolutionising urban design, planning and community engagement. This is enabling a new ‘hyperlocal’ mode of design made possible by geolocation technologies and GPS-enabled mobile devices that support connectivity through open-source applications. Real-time analysis of environments and individuals’ input and feedback bring a new immediacy and responsiveness. Established linear design methods are being replaced by adaptable mapping processes, real-time data streams and experiential means, fostering more dynamic spatial analysis and public feedback. This shifts the emphasis in urban design from the creation of objects and spaces to collaboration with users, and from centralised to distributed participatory systems. Hyperlocal tools foster dynamic relational spatial analysis, making their deployment in urban and rural contexts challenged by transformation particularly significant. How can hyperlocal methods, solutions – including enterprise-driven uses of technology for bioclimatic design – and contexts influence each other and support the evolution of participatory architectural design? What issues, for example, arise from using real-time data to test scenarios and shape environments through 3D digital visualisation and simulation methods? What are the advantages of using GIS – with its integrative and visualising capacities and relational, flexible definition of scale – with GPS for multi-scalar mapping? Contributors: Saskia Beer, Moritz Behrens, John Bingham-Hall, Mark Burry, Will Gowland and Samantha Lee, Adam Greenfield, Usman Haque, Bess Krietemeyer, Laura Kurgan, Lev Manovich and Agustin Indaco, Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, Raffaele Pe, José Luis de Vicente, Martijn de Waal, Michiel de Lange and Matthijs Bouw, Katharine Willis, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo. Featured architects and designers: AZPML, ecoLogicStudio, Foster + Partners, Interactive Design and Visualization Lab/Syracuse University Center of Excellence for Environmental Energy Systems, Software Studies Initiative/City University of New York (CUNY), Spatial Information Design Lab/Columbia University, Umbrellium, and Universal Assembly Unit.

Routledge Companion to Global Heritage Conservation

Author: Vinayak Bharne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131733292X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The act of identifying, protecting, restoring, and reusing buildings, districts, and built landscapes of historic and cultural significance is, at its best, a reflective and consequential process of urban and socio-economic reform. It has the potential to reconcile conflicting memories, meanings, and cultural tensions, bridging and expanding the perceived boundaries of multiple disciplines towards bigger aspirations of city-making and social justice. How and where do such aspirations overlap and differ across nations and societies across the world? In places with different histories, governance structures, regulatory stringency, and populist dispositions, who are the specific players, and what are the actual processes that bring about bigger and deeper change beyond just the conservation of an architectural or urban entity of perceived value? This collection of scholarly articles by theorists, academics, and practitioners explores the global complexity, guises, and potential of heritage conservation. Going from Tokyo to Cairo, Shenzhen to Rome, and Delhi to Moscow, this volume examines a vast range of topics – indigenous habitats, urban cores, vernacular infrastructure, colonial towns, squatters, burial sites, war zones, and modern landmarks. It surfaces numerous inherent issues – water stress, deforestation, social oppression, poverty, religion, immigration, and polity, expanding the definitions of heritage conservation as both a professional discipline and socio-cultural catalyst. This book argues that the intellectual and praxis limits of heritage conservation – as the agency of reading, defining, and intervening with built heritage – can be expansive, aimed at bigger positive change beyond a specific subject or object; plural, enmeshed with multiple fields and specializations; and empathetic, born from the actual socio-political realities of a place.

Masterplanning Futures

Author: Lucy Bullivant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135717834
Format: PDF, Docs
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Winner of the Urban Design Group's 2014 Book of the Year Award! In the past, spatial masterplans for cities have been fixed blueprints realized as physical form through conventional top down processes. These frequently disregarded existing social and cultural structures, while the old modernist planning model zoned space for home and work. At a time of urban growth, these models are now being replaced by more adaptable, mixed use plans dealing holistically with the physical, social and economic revival of districts, cities and regions. Through today’s public participative approaches and using technologically enabled tools, contemporary masterplanning instruments embody fresh principles, giving cities a greater resilience and capacity for social integration and change in the future. Lucy Bullivant analyses the ideals and processes of international masterplans, and their role in the evolution of many different types of urban contexts in both the developed and developing world. Among the book’s key themes are landscape-driven schemes, social equity through the reevaluation of spatial planning, and the evolution of strategies responding to a range of ecological issues and the demands of social growth. Drawing on first-hand accounts and illustrated throughout with colour photographs, plans and visualizations, the book includes twenty essays introduced by an extensive overview of the field and its objectives. These investigate plans including one-north Singapore, Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, Xochimilco in Mexico City and Waterfront Seattle, illuminating their distinct yet complementary integrated strategies. This is a key book for those interested in today’s multiscalar masterplanning and conceptually advanced methodologies and principles being applied to meet the challenges and opportunities of the urbanizing world. The author's research was enabled by grants from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), the SfA (the Netherlands Architecture Fund), the Danish Embassy and support from the Alfred Herrhausen Society.

Die Kunst des Game Designs

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 3958452841
Format: PDF, Docs
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Grundlagen der Entwicklung und Konzeption klassischer Spiele von einem der weltweit führenden Game Designer Mehr als 100 Regeln und zentrale Fragen zur Inspiration für den kreativen Prozess Zahlreiche wertvolle Denkanstöße für die Konzeption eines erfolgreichen Spiels Jeder kann die Grundlagen des Game Designs meistern – dazu bedarf es keines technischen Fachwissens. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die gleichen psychologischen Grundprinzipien, die für Brett-, Karten- und Sportspiele funktionieren, ebenso der Schlüssel für die Entwicklung qualitativ hochwertiger Videospiele sind. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie im Prozess der Spielekonzeption und -entwicklung vorgehen, um bessere Games zu kreieren. Jesse Schell zeigt, wie Sie Ihr Game durch eine strukturierte methodische Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt deutlich verbessern. Mehr als 100 gezielte Fragestellungen eröffnen Ihnen dabei neue Perspektiven auf Ihr Game, so dass Sie die Features finden, die es erfolgreich machen. Hierzu gehören z.B. Fragen wie: Welche Herausforderungen stellt mein Spiel an die Spieler? Fördert es den Wettbewerb unter den Spielern? Werden sie dazu motiviert, gewinnen zu wollen? So werden über hundert entscheidende Charakteristika für ein gut konzipiertes Spiel untersucht. Mit diesem Buch wissen Sie, worauf es bei einem guten Game ankommt und was Sie alles bedenken sollten, damit Ihr Game die Erwartungen Ihrer Spieler erfüllt und gerne gespielt wird. Zugleich liefert es Ihnen jede Menge Inspiration – halten Sie beim Lesen Zettel und Stift bereit, um Ihre neuen Ideen sofort festhalten zu können

Kid Size

Author: Alexander von Vegesack
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788881182558
Format: PDF, ePub
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Limited Edition

Author: Sophie Lovell
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034608918
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Limited Edition ist das neue Schlagwort im Möbeldesign. Die Nachfrage nach Einzelstücken steigt mehr und mehr. Designer zelebrieren mit Prototypen, Unikaten und limitierten Produktserien einen Individualitätskult für alle Preisklassen: Möbel-Prototypen, schon immer Bestandteil des industriellen Enwurfsprozesses, werden jetzt aus der Werkstatt geholt und als Verkörperung eines allerneuesten Trends der Öffentlichkeit vorgeführt. Unikate, exklusiv und mit handwerklicher Note, lassen sich im Global Village mit standardisierten Waren zu begehrten Objekten deklarieren. Limitierte Möbelserien befriedigen den Sammlerhunger nach Objekten, die als Möbelskulpturen die Grenze zwischen Design und Kunst auflösen und so auch eine neue Elite von Design-Galeristen hervorgebracht haben. Limited Edition spürt diesem neuen Trend im Möbeldesign nach und deckt dessen Hintergründe auf: in sorgfältigen Recherchen, entstanden auf der Grundlage eines kontinuierlichen Austauschs der Autorin mit Designern, Galeristen und Herstellern. Anhand großartiger Abbildungen und in einem reizvollen Layout präsentiert es die besten und atemberaubendsten Stücke der führenden Designer.

The Impact of New Media on Radio Broadcast

Author: Thomas Muema
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656117152
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Projektarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Rundfunk und Unterhaltung, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Among media and ICT platforms in Kenya, radio remains the most widely available, reaching directly into more than 85 percent of adults' homes in the country. Mobile phones are increasingly widespread, but they have not yet reached the near-universal coverage of radio. Fewer than half of all adults can watch TV in their homes, and other ICTs such as computers and MP3 players are available at home to only a tiny minority of Kenyans (AudienceScapes, 2011). Information communication technology includes any communication device or application, encompassing: radio, television, mobile phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems and so on, as well as the various services and applications associated with them. The size and nature of the marketplace for radio has enlarged significantly since 2000, with over 50 new stations coming on-air, with at least 10 of them streaming online for worldwide listeners In particular, there has been an increase in vernacular-language stations, and the proliferation of these stations reflects a push towards addressing the various interests groups in the country. (Inter Media, 2005). The upsurge of stations is a result of liberalization of the airwaves, and listeners now have a wide range of listening choices, particularly entertainment services. ...]

Reality Bytes

Author: Bart Lootsma
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602662
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reality Bytes ist eine Sammlung von Essays von Bart Lootsma, geschrieben in den Jahren 1998 bis 2015. „Bytes“ – nicht zu verwechseln mit „Bites“ (Bisse) – bezieht sich auf den Mengenbegriff der Digitaltechnik. Reality Bytes ist auch gleichzeitig der Titel eines Essays von Bart Lootsma, in dem er das Verhältnis der Gesellschaft zu Architekten und Stadtplanern untersucht. Bart Lootsma, Architekturprofessor, -historiker, -kritiker und –kurator ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren unter den zeitgenössischen Architekturtheoretikern. Er hat zahlreiche Publikationen veröffentlicht, darunter auch die Bestandsaufnahme „Superdutch“ (2000) über die zeitgenössische Architektur der Niederlande.In Reality Bytes versammelt er nun erstmals bisher (teilw.) unveröffentlichte Texte u.a. zur Architekturtheorie selbst, zur zweiten Moderne, über Populismus und Architektur, Landschaftsarchitektur und der wechselvollen Rolle des Architekten in der Gesellschaft.