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This page presents a selection of new acquisitions for the library collection for Built Environment.
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The ArchDaily Guide to Good Architecture by
Publication Date: 2022-11-08
What's best in architecture today and the most relevant for tomorrow by the world's most visited architecture website. ArchDaily's Guide to Good Architecture is their first-ever book. Curated around their principles of Good Architecture, the book is a curation of what's best today and most relevant for tomorrow. Through a rich variety of projects--both built and planned--the book reflects a global community of world-shapers, explores the most important topics and trends in architectural practice, celebrates the most visionary architects and introduces up-and-coming talent.
The Climate Book by
Publication Date: 2022
In The Climate Book, Greta Thunberg has gathered the wisdom of over one hundred experts - geophysicists, oceanographers and meteorologists; engineers, economists and mathematicians; historians, philosophers and indigenous leaders - to equip us all with the knowledge we need to combat climate disaster. Alongside them, she shares her own stories of demonstrating and uncovering greenwashing around the world, revealing how much we have been kept in the dark
Evergreen Architecture by
Publication Date: 2021-07-20
Nature and architecture have never been more intertwined. As more of the earth's surface is swallowed up by the built environment, architects are increasingly up to the task of integrating flora and greenery into their creations. There are many ways to express this: green roofs, living walls, indoor courtyards and entire facades filled with plants. But where these are posed as solutions there are yet more questions. How does a skyscraper uphold the weight of hundreds of trees? How do residents keep moss-covered walls alive?
Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies by
Publication Date: 2022-09-06
Leslie Kern, author of the best selling Feminist City, travels from Toronto, New York, London, Paris and San Francisco and scrutinises the myth and lies that surround this most urgent urban crisis of our times. First observed in 1950s London, and theorised by leading thinkers such as Ruth Glass, Jane Jacobs and Sharon Zukin, this devastating process of displacement now can be found in every city and most neighbourhoods.
Healthy Cities? by
Publication Date: 2022-05-26
Today many people suffer as a consequence of 'lifestyle diseases,' such as those associated with growing obesity rates and harmful consumption of alcohol. The threat of these health issues is so acute that life expectancy of future generations may begin to decline. Healthy Cities? explores the ways in which the development of the built environment has contributed to health and well-being problems and how the physical design of the places we live may support, or constrain, healthy lifestyle choices. It sets out how understanding these relationships more fully may lead to policy and practice that reduces health inequalities, increases well-being, and allows people to live more flourishing, fulfilling lives.
Housing design strategies: Generosity: the indeterminacy of the floor plan by
Publication Date: 2022
The Indeterminacy of the Floor Plan is the first issue of the GENEROSITY series, dedicated to the design of collective housing. After the Density series, which warned about the importance of living in a compact and balanced environment, the new series is committed to the generosity of design.
Invisible women: exposing data bias in a world designed for men by
Publication Date: 2020
Invisible Women reveals how in a world built for and by men we are systematically ignoring half of the population, often with disastrous consequences. Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the profound impact this has on us all.
Is this rural?: Culturing the country, cultivating the city by
Publication Date: 2021
The second volume of Is this Rural? series is a reflection on the binary city-country vision, as opposing scenarios, and on the intermediate space that spontaneously arises between both.
It is also an inventory, a synchronously displayed timeline of the events that have taken place in these three territories over the last 250 years.
Meijerijstad: Atlas van verbeelding by
Publication Date: 2022
Uit de fusie van drie gemeentes – Schijndel, Sint-Oedenrode en Veghel – en dertien dorpen is op 1 januari 2017 Meierijstad geboren. Een stad met ruim tachtigduizend inwoners nabij Metropoolregio Eindhoven.
Om te ontdekken wat en wie deze nieuwe stad wil zijn en kan worden, is een Raad van Verbeelding in het leven geroepen. Onder voorzitterschap van architect en voormalig Rijksbouwmeester Floris Alkemade heeft die raad – bestaande uit mensen met een sterke band met de gemeente – scenario’s voor de toekomst bedacht. Die scenario’s zijn samengebracht in een Atlas van Verbeelding. Een bijzondere publicatie met veel beeld en wervende verhalen
Ontaard land: de strijd van een Groninger tegen de gasregenten by
Publication Date: 2022
In Ontaard land schetst Ineke Noordhoff een genadeloos beeld van het menselijk gemorrel in de Groninger bodem. Ze vertelt het verhaal van Henk Tienkamp, die een huis kocht in het Groningse Woltersum maar er al snel achter kwam dat die plek minder veilig was dan hij had gedacht. Henk Tienkamp pakt de strijdbijl op, maar wat begin je in je eentje? In Ontaard land laat Noordhoff overtuigend zien dat het niet alleen anders moet, maar dat het ook anders kan
Representing Landscapes by
Publication Date: 2022-03-24
This volume provides an in-depth historical overview of graphic and visual communication styles, techniques, and outputs from key landscape architects over the past century. It offers a detailed account of how past and present landscape architects and practitioners have harnessed the power of visualization to frame and situate their designs within the larger cultural, social, ecological, and political milieux. Richly detailed with over 220 colour and black and white illustrations from some of the discipline's best-known landscape architects and designers, this work is a 'must-have' for those studying contemporary landscape design or those fascinated by the profession's history.
Rotterdam: een ode aan inefficiëntie by
Publication Date: 2022
Arjen van Veelen keert na twintig jaar terug naar zijn geboortestad Rotterdam. Hij is op slag verliefd: honderden culturen leven gebroederlijk naast elkaar, met de twinkelende torens van een wereldstad ertussen. Tot hij ziet dat hele buurten worden gesloopt, armen de stad uit worden geduwd en die torens alleen voor de rijken blijken te zijn. Hij ontdekt dat Rotterdam een metafoor is voor een wereld waarin alles in hokjes wordt gestopt. Waarin containers uit de haven het ritme bepalen, pakketjes de straten en de huizen vullen, en beeldschermen steeds meer tussen ons in komen te staan. Steeds meer dringt de vraag zich op: waar is de mens gebleven? Met Rotterdam schreef Arjen van Veelen een oproep tot onbeschaamde solidariteit.
The Touch by
Publication Date: 2019-10-08
Readers are invited to explore how experiencing elements such as light, nature, materiality, color, and community can deliberately bring us back to our senses and imbue every day with a richer quality.In addition to stunning photography and interviews with design industry leaders as John Pawson and David Thulstrup, the book also details philosophical and art history references that reflect the tradition of design and color theory. .
UNStudio: Transform by
Publication Date: 2023-01-03
UNStudio is one of the leading Dutch architecture offices in the world, and aims at designing healthy, sustainable cities that have an impact on our planet and a positive effect on people. As a collaboration with graphic design duo Bloemendaal & Dekkers, this year's publication presents a design reflection on the theme of transformation. Using illustrations drawn from the work of UNStudio over the past 30 years, the book presents a visual investigation into the creative process, and demonstrates how ideas and concepts are developed by the practice into physical form. Through a similar thought process, the book itself is designed to undergo its own metamorphosis.
Wisseling van de wacht: een nieuw leven voor de Hollandse Waterlinies by
Publication Date: 2022
In Wisseling van de wacht worden de beide waterlinies voor het eerst samen beschreven: zowel de ontwikkelingsgeschiedenis als de creatieve aanpak van ontwerpers, ondernemers, bestuurders en de vele vrijwilligers. Unieke dronefoto’s tonen hoe natuur, recreatie en bedrijvigheid dit fascinerende linielandschap nieuw leven inblazen.
Shaping Holland by
Publication Date: 2022-03-30
This book exposes the benefits and the pitfalls of regional plans and designs. Shaping Holland gives a unique insight into the emergence of contemporary regional planning and design practice in the Netherlands. This densely populated country in the delta of the Rhine and Meuse rivers is internationally renowned for its urban planning and design tradition. Drawing on first-hand accounts and a rich collection of illustrations, maps and diagrams, the book gives pointers for practitioners, academics and students of spatial planning, urban design and landscape architecture.
New books on Public Transport
Better Buses, Better Cities by
Publication Date: 2019-10-10
Transit expert Steven Higashide shows us what a successful bus system looks like with real-world stories of reform--such as Houston redrawing its bus network overnight, Boston making room on its streets to put buses first, and Indianapolis winning better bus service on Election Day. Higashide shows how to marshal the public in support of better buses and how new technologies can keep buses on time and make complex transit systems understandable.
Bus Transport by
Publication Date: 2020-04-17
This book highlights the wider economic impacts of public transport and compares energy usage across all public transport modes. The book examines the evolving debate on Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and includes discussion of such themes as; public image issues, performance measurement and monitoring, contract procurement and design models, travel choice and demand, and global public transport reform. The book reflects the leading perspectives on the preservation and health of the bus sector, intending to move public transport reform forward.
New Mobilities by
Publication Date: 2021-06-17
New transportation technologies can expand our world. During the last century, motorized modes increased our mobility by an order of magnitude, providing large benefits, but also imposing huge costs on individuals and communities. Faster and more expensive modes were favored over those that are more affordable, efficient, and healthy. As new transportation innovations become available, from e-scooters to autonomous cars, how do we make decisions that benefit our communities? In this book transportation expert Todd Litman examines 12 emerging transportation modes and services that are likely to significantly affect our lives: bike- and carsharing, micro-mobilities, ridehailing and micro-transit, public transit innovations, telework, autonomous and electric vehicles, air taxis, mobility prioritization, and logistics management. These innovations allow people to scoot, ride, and fly like never before, but can also impose significant costs on users and communities. Planners need detailed information on their potential benefits and impacts to make informed choices.
The Robomobility Revolution of Urban Public Transport by
Publication Date: 2021-09-01
What is robomobility and what does it imply for the different stakeholders of the public transport ecosystem? How do policy makers integrate this innovation and how ready the regulations are? How do citizens take part in this transformation? What is the level of user acceptance for this new type of mobility? What are its environmental impacts? What is the economic impact of deploying these shuttles in a local ecosystem?
New online publications in the library
Fundamentals of Sustainable Urban Design by
Publication Date: 2020-12-11
This book begins with an introduction describing current societal transformations that merit new urban designs, including depletion of non-renewable natural resources, elevated levels of greenhouse gas emissions, large numbers of aging "Baby Boomers," and climate change. Dr. Friedman then examines these challenges through thirty chapters of interest to urban designers, architects, civil and construction engineers, and town planners. Each of these topics represents an aspect of urban design and describes an innovative solution and offers a detailed description of underlying principles. The highly illustrated text presents innovative urban design strategies based on sustainable principles. Integrated with each chapter are several international case studies illustrating design implementations.
Healthy Urbanism by
Publication Date: 2022-05-12
The globally distributed health impacts of environmental degradation and widening inequalities require a fundamental shift in understandings of healthy urbanism. This book redefines the meaning and form of healthy urban environments, urging planners and design professionals to consider how their work impacts population health and wellbeing at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The concepts of equity, inclusion and sustainability are central to this framing, reversing the traditional focus on individuals, their genes and 'lifestyle choices' to one of structural factors that affect health. Integrating theory and concepts from social epidemiology, sustainable development and systems thinking with practical case studies, this book will be of value for students and practitioners.
Public Participation As a Tool for Integrating Local Knowledge into Spatial Planning by
Publication Date: 2016-12-02
This book provides a state of the art approach to participatory planning, and generates innovative thought in planning theory and knowledge study. The book introduces a new conceptual framework for participatory planning, one which redefines concepts that have been taken for granted for too long: those of "public participation" and "local knowledge". It draws on the rich repertoire of public participation practices that have developed globally over the last 50 years, and investigates the following questions: Which participatory practices most effectively capture residents' genuine spatial needs, perceptions and desires? And how can these be incorporated into actual plans?
Urban and Transit Planning: Towards Liveable Communities: Urban places and Design Spaces by
Publication Date: 2022
This book incorporates a wealth of research focused on the more and more urgent challenges that urban planning and architectural design all over the world must cope with: from climate change to environmental decay, from an increasing urban population to an increasing poverty. In detail, this book aims at providing innovative approaches, tool and case study examples that, in line with the agenda of 2030, may better drive human settlements toward a sustainable, inclusive and resilient development.
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