Urban Alchemy Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities

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ISBN-13: 9781613320105
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Description: What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other? Dr. Mindy  More...

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List price: $19.95
Publisher: New Village Press
Publication date: 6/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other? Dr. Mindy Fullilove, the acclaimed author ofRoot Shock, uses her unique perspective as a public health psychiatrist to explore ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using the work of French urbanist Michel Cantal-Dupart as a guide, Fullilove takes readers on a tour of successful collaborative interventions that repair cities and make communities whole.

Ken Doyno is a Rothschild Doyno Collaborative firm partner who has played a vital role in the formation and expansion of the practice over his twenty years of working with founding partner, Daniel Rothschild. Through his in-depth understanding and admiration for cities and communities, he has led the integration of the firm's architectural design with urban design and community planning. This interest was bolstered by Mr. Doyno's involvement in Leadership Pittsburgh.Ken has led the firm's role in academia through active participation as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture degree. He is an Adjunct Professor, and has taught architectural design studios from the freshman level and fifth-year seniors, he serves on university advisory boards, including The Remaking Cities Institute and the Western Pennsylvania Brownfields Center.Ken has also expanded the firm's services to include community design and planning with development of the firm's ESP Framework, an analysis tool that examines the synergy between the economic, social, and physical attributes of communities, such that development and change result in mutual benefit and restored markets.

Jean Nouvel is a French architect. He studied at the �cole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a founding member of Mars 1976 and Syndicat de l'Architecture. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (the prize was awarded to the Institut du Monde Arabe, which Nouvel designed) and the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005.Nouvel was awarded the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highest honour, in 2008, for his work on more than 200 projects, among them, the Arab World Institute, the Torre Agbar in Barcelona, the Guthrie Theater with its cantilevered bridge in Minneapolis, and in Paris, the Mus�e du quai Branly (2006) and the Philharmonie de Paris (c. 2012). Pritzker also points to several more major works: in Europe, the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art (1994), the Culture and Convention Center in Lucerne (2000), the Op�ra Nouvel in Lyon (1993), Expo 2002 in Switzerland, and, under construction, the Copenhagen Concert Hall and the courthouse in Nantes (2000); as well as two tall towers in planning in North America, Tour Verre in New York City and a cancelled condominium tower in Los Angeles,A number of museums and architectural centers have also presented retrospectives of his work.

Illustrations
Foreword
Introduction
The Madness of the Sorted-Out City
From Illusion to Solution
Our Hearts Inspired
Align
Element 1: Keep the Whole City in Mind
Element 2: Find What You're FOR
Element 3: Make a Mark
Create
Element 4: Unpuzzle the Fractured Space
Element 5: Unslum All Neighborhoods
Element 6: Create Meaningful Places
Element 7: Strengthen the Region
Connect
Element 8: Show Solidarity with All Life
Element 9: Celebrate Your Accomplishments
Conclusion Give Me Your Hands
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Selected Publications by Rodrick Wallace and the Community Research Group
References
Index

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