Paper $42.00 ISBN: 9789059729995 Published March 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The City at Eye Level

Lessons for Street Plinths

Edited by Hans Karssenberg, Jeroen Laven, Meredith Glaser, and Mattijs van ‘t Hoff

The City at Eye Level

Edited by Hans Karssenberg, Jeroen Laven, Meredith Glaser, and Mattijs van ‘t Hoff

Distributed for Eburon Academic Publishers, Utrecht

With a Foreword by Joan Clos
320 pages | 269 color plates, 14 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2017
Paper $42.00 ISBN: 9789059729995 Published March 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
The way in which most city inhabitants and visitors interact with an urban landscape on a day-to-day basis is on the street level. Storefronts, first floor apartments, and sidewalks are the most immediate and common experience of a city. These plinths are the ground floors that negotiate between inside and outside, the public and private spheres. Featuring more than one hundred pages of new analysis and a new foreword from Joan Clos, under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of UN-Habitat, this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The City at Eye Level qualitatively evaluates plinths by exploring specific examples from all over the world. Over twenty-five experts investigate the design, land use, and road and foot traffic in rigorously researched essays, case studies, and interviews. These pieces are supplemented by more than two hundred beautiful color images—sixty new to this edition—that engage not only with issues in design, but also the concerns of urban communities. The editors have put together a comprehensive guide for anyone concerned with improving or building plinths, including planners, building owners, property and shop managers, designers, and architects.
Contents
Foreword
Joan Clos
About this Book
Hans Karseenberg, Jeroen Laven, Meredith Glaser & Mattijs van ‛t Hoff
 
The Basics
Experience of Places
Streets as Places
Taking Ownership
Property Development
Urban Regeneration
Civic-lead Revitalisation
Towards the City at Eye Level
Appendix
 
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