Remaking cities : an introduction to urban metrofitting /

"Unprecedented challenges await the future of the world's cities. Accelerating population pressure, climate change, food insecurity, poverty and geopolitical instability - in the face of such problems our current attempts at producing a sustainable agenda for the world's cities appear...

Full description

Main Author: Fry, Tony,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London, UK ; Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Subjects:
LEADER 04069cam a2200457 i 4500
001 ocn934676801
003 OCoLC
005 20170908022557.5
008 161128t20172017enka b 001 0 eng
010 |a  2016053855 
020 |a 9781474224154  |q paperback 
020 |a 1474224156  |q paperback 
020 |a 9781474224161  |q hardcover 
020 |a 1474224164  |q hardcover 
035 |a (OCoLC)934676801 
040 |a DLC  |b eng  |e rda  |c DLC  |d YDXCP  |d BTCTA  |d BDX  |d OCLCO  |d OCLCF  |d OCLCQ  |d ERASA  |d YDX  |d OCLCO 
042 |a pcc 
049 |a TXMM 
050 0 0 |a HT241  |b .F797 2017 
082 0 0 |a 307.1/216  |2 23 
084 |a ARC000000  |a ARC010000  |a ARC018000  |a DES008000  |2 bisacsh 
092 |a 307.1  |b F947r 
100 1 |a Fry, Tony,  |e author. 
245 1 0 |a Remaking cities :  |b an introduction to urban metrofitting /  |c Tony Fry. 
264 1 |a London, UK ;  |a New York, NY, USA :  |b Bloomsbury Academic,  |c 2017. 
264 4 |c Ã2017. 
300 |a ix, 265 pages ;  |c 25 cm. 
336 |a text  |b txt  |2 rdacontent. 
337 |a unmediated  |b n  |2 rdamedia. 
338 |a volume  |b nc  |2 rdacarrier. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520 |a "Unprecedented challenges await the future of the world's cities. Accelerating population pressure, climate change, food insecurity, poverty and geopolitical instability - in the face of such problems our current attempts at producing a sustainable agenda for the world's cities appear fragmented and inadequate. Fresh thinking is needed. In Remaking Cities, renowned design theorist Tony Fry brings a conceptual design perspective to the challenge of urban sustainability and resilience. In a typically far-sighted and provocative work, Fry presents ideas and actions for 'metrofitting' - a new kind of practice in architecture and urban design. Metrofitting expands the technological concept of retrofit up to the city scale, placing social, cultural, political and ethical concerns at its heart. Metrofitting is not about visionary technology, it is about transforming existing cities by combining available resources with human creativity, prompted by new thinking about new and old urban problems. It requires overcoming outmoded Eurocentric assumptions of what constitutes a city, rethinking their forms and structures, and understanding their metabolic processes and social and economic functions. This book provides conceptually strong practical approaches that will ultimately change the whole way we view cities and the way the urban future is designed. Illustrated with international case studies of metrofitting in action, Remaking Cities will provoke and stimulate debate among architects, urban designers, and anyone concerned with the urban environment and social and cultural change."--  |c Provided by publisher. 
505 8 |a Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Introduction Part I: Contexts of Change: the limits of how we see cities today -- 1. Cities Now -- 2. Understanding the City as a Designing Event -- 3. What Designs a City? -- 4. The City, Humanity & Time -- 5. Urban Imperatives -- 6. New Imaginaries & the City -- 7. Other Worlds are Coming -- 8. Post-Sustainability Part II Contexts of Action -- 9. Metrofitting: Take Two -- 10. Metrofitting, Thinking Otherwise -- 11. Unlearning & Learning -- 12. Metrofitting & the De-signing of Design -- 13. Metrofitting & Urban Design Fictions -- 14. Space, Time, Dwelling & Movement -- 15. Metrofitting and Being in the City Part III Introduction to the case studies -- Cincinnati Case Study -- New Cairo Case Study Selected Bibliography -- Index. 
650 0 |a Urban ecology (Sociology) 
650 0 |a Sustainable urban development. 
650 0 |a City planning  |x Social aspects. 
776 0 8 |i Online version:  |a Fry, Tony.  |t Remaking cities.  |d New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017  |z 9781474224178  |w (DLC) 2016054923. 
907 |a .b36014825  |b 09-12-17  |c 09-12-17 
998 |a w  |b 09-12-17  |c m  |d a  |e -  |f eng  |g enk  |h 0  |i 1 
994 |a 92  |b TXM 
945 |a 307.1  |b F947r  |g 1  |i 33082017969261  |j 0  |l w2   |o -  |p $73.48  |q -  |r -  |s -  |t 0  |u 0  |v 0  |w 0  |x 0  |y .i2172913x  |z 09-12-17