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Designing the Compassionate City : Creating Places Where People Thrive - Jenny Donovan

Designing the Compassionate City

Creating Places Where People Thrive

Paperback Published: 11th December 2017
ISBN: 9781138183872
Number Of Pages: 256

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Designing the Compassionate City outlines an approach to urban design that will help us create surroundings that are more conducive for people to accumulate the life lessons, experiences, achievements, forge the connections and get the insights necessary for them to meet their needs and in doing so support them to thrive and fulfil their potential. Interdisciplinary and holistic, it links a number of fields such as social inclusion, built environment, and health, that are influenced by urban design.

The book is heavily and beautifully illustrated, with many images and drawings to support the suggestions for happier, healthier cities. Whether we thrive or decline -as individuals or as a community- is dependent on our ability to fulfil the full spectrum of our needs, physical and emotional. In an increasingly urbanised world most of us look to towns and cities to provide the settings and opportunities to meet those needs. Designing the Compassionate City contends that our towns and cities are inadvertently 'hard-wired' by a million different decisions made about our built environment which typically create an uneven landscape of opportunities.

The book explains what we can do to address this situation and create towns and cities that reflect a commitment to nurturing people and outlines the barriers to achieving these goals. It recognises the constraints and limitations of all parties and sets an agenda for discussion that a wide range of interests can participate in. It is essential reading for students and practitioners designing happier, healthier places.

Introduction Part I: The nurturing and the neglectful city Chapter 1: Constructed bias Chapter 2: The players in producing the built environment Chapter 3: The rewards of living in the compassionate city Part 2: Why some places are compassionate and some aren't Chapter 4: Inclusive versus exclusive places Chapter 5: Isolatin versus integrating behaviours Chapter 5: Near versus far provision Chapter 6: Small versus large opportunity cost of sharing spaces and activities Chapter 7: Emerging versus mature community Chapter 8: Experientially rich versus poor Chapter 9: Playful versus sombre Chapter 10: Active versus sedentary Chapter 11: Positive versus negative momentum Chapter 12: 5 Case Studies Chapter 13: The obstacles to creating place where people live Chapter 14: Planning the compassinate city Chapter 15: Designing the compassionate city Appendix

ISBN: 9781138183872
ISBN-10: 1138183873
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 11th December 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.73

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