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One Third You Are Missing - Designing Third Places to Revitalize Downtowns

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ISBN-10: 3836439239

ISBN-13: 9783836439237

Edition: 2008

Authors: Court Sin

List price: $89.00
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This is a reminder to architects, urban planners and citizens of how the design of authentic social places in downtowns reflects and cultivates communities all over the globe, every day. Based on the theory of urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg, Third Places offer a neutral ground for contemporary citizens to balance the demanding domestic (home) and gainful (work) realms of life. Numerous examples of Third Places exist in cultures and cities: cafes, barbershops, laundromats, delis, pubs, gyms and billiard halls. The concept focuses on the benefits of community-university partnerships aimed at revitalizing declining downtowns and using Third Places to encourage social growth. The dissertation…    
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Book details

List price: $89.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: .AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co. KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English