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Urban Transformations : Power, People and Urban Design - Ian Bentley

Urban Transformations

Power, People and Urban Design

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"Urban Transformations" examines the crucial issues relating to how cities are formed, how people use urban environments, and how cities can be transformed into better places. This book helps us to understand and explore the most accurate predictions of how the urban future should be, and provide a practical basis for action.

Pt. I. Problematics of production. 1. Untouched by human hand (well, almost). 2. Heroes and servants, markets and battlefields. 3. Genius and tradition -- Conclusion: a framework of questions -- Pt. II. Spatial transformations and their cultural supports. 4. Profit and place. 5. Propping up the system. 6. Building bastions of sense -- Conclusion: supports for the power bloc -- Pt. III. Positive values, negative outcomes. 7. Concepts for prospecting common ground. 8. Beyond buzzwords. 9. Horizons of choice -- Conclusion: an agenda for positive change -- Pt. IV. Windows of opportunity. 10. Reclaiming the Modernist vision. 11. Experts who deliver. 12. Artists in a common cause -- Conclusion: exciting prospects.

ISBN: 9780203006405
ISBN-10: 0203006402
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 24th June 1999