Public Places and Spaces

This tenth volume in the series addresses an important topic of research, de sign, and policy in the environment and behavior field.

Public Places and Spaces

This tenth volume in the series addresses an important topic of research, de sign, and policy in the environment and behavior field. Public places and spaces include a sweeping array of settings, including urban streets, plazas and squares, malls, parks, and other locales, and natural settings such as aquatic environments, national parks and forests, and wilderness areas. The impor tance of public settings is highlighted by difficult questions of access, control, and management; unique needs and problems of different users (including women, the handicapped, and various ethnic groups); and the dramatic re shaping of our public environments that has occurred and will continue to occur in the foreseeable future. The wide-ranging scope of the topic of public places and spaces demands the attention of many disciplines and researchers, designers, managers, and policymakers. As in previous volumes in the series, the authors in the present volume come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, research and design orientations, and affiliations. They have backgrounds in or are affiliated with such fields as architecture, geography, landscape architecture, natural re sources, psychology, sociology, and urban design. Many more disciplines ob viously contribute to our understanding and design of public places and spaces, so that the contributors to this volume reflect only a sample of the possibilities and present state of knowledge about public settings.

Public Places Urban Spaces

The book is now in full color and in a larger format, so students and lecturers get a much stronger visual package and easy-to-use layout, enabling them to more easily practically apply principles of urban design to their projects.

Public Places   Urban Spaces

Public Places Urban Spaces, 2e, is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, it is designed specifically for the 2,500 postgraduate students on Urban Design courses in the UK, and 1,500 students on undergraduate courses in the same subject. The 2e of this tried and trusted textbook has been updated with relevant case studies to show students how principles have been put into practice. The book is now in full color and in a larger format, so students and lecturers get a much stronger visual package and easy-to-use layout, enabling them to more easily practically apply principles of urban design to their projects. Sustainability is the driving factor in urban regeneration and new urban development, and the new edition is focused on best sustainable design and practice. Public Places Urban Spaces is a must-have purchase for those on urban design courses and for professionals who want to update and refresh their knowledge.

Public Places Urban Spaces

This extensively updated and revised third edition of Public Places Urban Spaces provides a comprehensive overview of the principles, theory, and practices of urban design for those new to the subject and for those requiring a clear and ...

Public Places Urban Spaces

Public Places Urban Spaces provides a comprehensive overview of the principles, theory and practices of urban design for those new to the subject and for those requiring a clear and systematic guide. In this new edition the book has been extensively revised and restructured. Carmona advances the idea of urban design as a continuous process of shaping places, fashioned in turn by shifting global, local and power contexts. At the heart of the book are eight key dimensions of urban design theory and practice--temporal, perceptual, morphological, visual, social, functional--and two new process dimensions--design governance and place production. This extensively updated and revised third edition is more international in its scope and coverage, incorporating new thinking on technological impact, climate change adaptation, strategies for urban decline, cultural and social diversity, place value, healthy cities and more, all illustrated with nearly 1,000 carefully chosen images. Public Places Urban Spaces is a classic urban design text, and everyone in the field should own a copy.

Public Places Private Spaces

Examines environments such as a cocktail party, an apartment building, a park, an office, the clothes on one's back, a sports arena, a retirement community and whos how physical settings condition our ability to work or play, our search for ...

Public Places Private Spaces

Examines environments such as a cocktail party, an apartment building, a park, an office, the clothes on one's back, a sports arena, a retirement community and whos how physical settings condition our ability to work or play, our search for or avoidance of other people, our preferences for various activities, our use of alcohol, drugs, food, fantasy, or even sleep.

The Places and Spaces of News Audiences

Adriana de Souza e Silva and Jordan Frith remind us that in the nineteenth century readers also used newspapers (and paperback books) to manage their interactions in public spaces such as railway carriages, waiting areas, ...

The Places and Spaces of News Audiences

Historically, or so we would like to believe, the story of everyday life for many people included regular, definitive moments of news consumption. Journalism, in fact, was distributed around these routines: papers were delivered before breakfast, the evening news on TV buttressed the transition from dinner to prime time programming, and radio updates were centred around commuting patterns. These habits were organized not just around specific times but occurred in specific places, following a predictable pattern. However, the past few decades have witnessed tremendous changes in the ways we can consume journalism and engage with information – from tablets, to smartphones, online, and so forth – and the different places and moments of news consumption have multiplied as a result, to the point where news is increasingly mobile and instantaneous. It is personalized, localized and available on-demand. Day-by-day, month-by-month, year-by-year, technology moves forward, impacting more than just the ways in which we get news. These fundamental shifts change what news ‘is’. This book expands our understanding of contemporary news audiences and explores how the different places and spaces of news consumption change both our experiences of journalism and the roles it plays in our everyday lives. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Studies.

Public Places Urban Spaces

This is a clear and accessible text that provides a comprehensive discussion of this complex subject.

Public Places   Urban Spaces

Public Places - Urban Spaces is a holistic guide to the many complex and interacting dimensions of urban design. The discussion moves systematically through ideas, theories, research and the practice of urban design from an unrivalled range of sources. It aids the reader by gradually building the concepts one upon the other towards a total view of the subject. The author team explain the catalysts of change and renewal, and explore the global and local contexts and processes within which urban design operates. The book presents six key dimensions of urban design theory and practice - the social, visual, functional, temporal, morphological and perceptual - allowing it to be dipped into for specific information, or read from cover to cover. This is a clear and accessible text that provides a comprehensive discussion of this complex subject.

The Places and Spaces of Fashion 1800 2007

However, globality and virtuality are themselves experiences of space and place, representational strategies which obliquely ... More recently, we have witnessed a new phase in the cultural wars of consumption and public space with the ...

The Places and Spaces of Fashion  1800 2007

The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 brings together art, design, fashion, and a much neglected concern for its spatial realities. The spaces and places of fashion have often been overlooked in the writing of fashion history and visual culture. More often than not, however, these environments mitigate, control, inform, and enhance how fashion is experienced, performed, consumed, seen, exhibited, purchased, appreciated and of course displayed. Space, as this volume attempts to illustrate, is itself a representational strategy on par with and influencing the visibility and visuality of fashion. Innovative and challenging, the essays in this volume explore various physical and conceptual spaces, moving from physical environments to the two-dimensional with paintings, illustrations, and photographs to chart similarities, differences, and complex nuanced relationships between environments, fashion, identities, and visuality. The volume also navigates various sites (both permanent and temporary) of production, circulation, exhibition, consumption, and promotion of fashion that define meaning and knowledge about a culture or individual by providing for a bond between embodied consumers/spectators and fashion objects. The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 is a compelling project with a thematic, theoretical, and historiographic approach that is at once both focused yet far-reaching and original in its implications. The volume engages with questions attending to the ‘modern condition’ by seamlessly weaving interdisciplinary discussions of the visual with material culture to explore the spatial dimension(s) of fashion. Some of the essays explore new and exciting spaces while others offer compelling revisionary analyses of relatively known sources

Rethinking Third Places

Ray Oldenburg's concept of third place is re-visited in this book through contemporary approaches and new examples of third places.

Rethinking Third Places

The demise of community as a social construct is re-examined in this book using the lens of Ray Oldenburg's concept of third place to view contemporary issues of alienation, loss, safety, mobility and sense of place. Third places are the spaces where we interact with people and society outside of home and work, and are vital in creating a sense of place and community.As an essential component of urban life, there is a need to understand the importance of third places and how they can be incorporated into urban design to offer places of interaction, promoting togetherness in an urbanised world of mobility and rapid change. Presenting the latest research on the evolution of third-space thinking, this book explores new conceptual approaches and new ideas about what constitutes a third place: public art locations, cyberspace, music archives, public transport and community gardens.Rethinking the concept of third places from virtual and geographical perspectives, this book will prove an insightful read for researchers and planners in the fields of sociology and urban planning as well as urban, social and cultural geography.

Living Streets

The only book of its kind to provide an overview of sustainable street design Today, society is moving toward a more sustainable way of life, with cities everywhere aspiring to become high-quality places to live, work, and play.

Living Streets

The only book of its kind to provide an overview ofsustainable street design Today, society is moving toward a more sustainable way of life,with cities everywhere aspiring to become high-quality places tolive, work, and play. Streets are fundamental to this shift. Theydefine our system of movement, create connections between places,and offer opportunities to reconnect to natural systems. There isan increasing realization that the right-of-way is a critical andunder-recognized resource for transformation, with new models beingtested to create a better public realm, support balancedtransportation options, and provide sustainable solutions forstormwater and landscaping. Living Streets provides practical guidance on thecomplete street approach to sustainable and community-minded streetuse and design. Written by an interdisciplinary team of authors,the book brings insights and experience from urban planning,transportation planning, and civil engineering perspectives. Itincludes examples from many completed street design projects fromaround the world, an overview of the design and policy tools thathave been successful, and guidance to help get past the predictableobstacles to implementation: Who makes decisions in theright-of-way? Who takes responsibility? How can regulations bechanged to allow better use of the right-of-way? Living Streets informs you of the benefits of creatingstreets that are healthier, more pleasant parts of life: Thoughtful planning of the location, uses, and textures of thespaces in which we live encourages people to use public space moreoften, be more active, and possibly live healthier lives. A walkable community makes life easier and more pleasant foreveryone, especially for vulnerable populations within the largercommunity whose transportation limitations reduce access to jobs,healthy food, health care, recreation, and social interaction. Streets present opportunities to improve the naturalenvironment while adding to neighborhood character, offeringbeauty, providing shade, and improving air quality. If you're an urban planner, designer, transportation engineer,or civil engineer, Living Streets is the ultimate guide forthe creation of more humane streetscapes that connect neighborhoodsand inspire people.

Public Space and Relational Perspectives

References Amin, A. (2008) 'Collective culture and urban public space'. ... 28–62 Brill, M. (1989) 'Transformation, nostalgia and illusion in public life and public place' in I. Altman E. H. Zube (Eds) Public Places and Spaces (pp.

Public Space and Relational Perspectives

Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going dynamics between social actors, their cultures, and struggles. The key role of space in enabling spatial opportunities for social action, the fluidity of its social meaning and the changing degree of "publicness" of a space remain unexplored fields of academic inquiry and professional practice. Public Space and Relational Perspectives offers a different understanding of public spaces in the city. The aim of the book is to (re)introduce the lived experiences in public life into the teaching curricula of those academic disciplines which deal with public space and the built environment, such as architecture, planning and urban design, as well as the social sciences. The book presents conceptual, practical and research challenges and brings together findings from activists, practitioners and theorists. The editors provide eight educational challenges that educators can endorse when training future practitioners and researchers to accept and to engage with the social relations that unfold in and through public space. Cover image: KARO*

Privacy in Public Space

In contrast, public space is often the space for moving between places, such as commuting from home to the office (although parts of public space are, of course, also meaningful, for instance, as places for politics or of private memory ...

Privacy in Public Space

This book examines privacy in public space from both legal and regulatory perspectives. With on-going technological innovations such as mobile cameras, WiFi tracking, drones and augmented reality, aspects of citizens’ lives are increasingly vulnerable to intrusion. The contributions describe contemporary challenges to achieving privacy and anonymity in physical public space, at a time when legal protection remains limited compared to ‘private’ space. To address this problem, the book clearly shows why privacy in public space needs defending. Different ways of conceptualizing and shaping such protection are explored, for example through ‘privacy bubbles’, obfuscation and surveillance transparency, as well as revising the assumptions underlying current privacy laws.

Monstrous Geographies Places and Spaces of the Monstrous

He belonged to the generation before the Metabolists and began his career by creating small public buildings in Tohoku.45 While Tange, the leader of the Metabolists, was designing the heroic and public Hiroshima World Peace Memorial at ...

Monstrous Geographies  Places and Spaces of the Monstrous


The People Place and Space Reader

In The Politics of Public Space, edited by Setha Low and Neil Smith, pp. 49– 80. New York: Routledge. Brill, Michael. 1989. “Transformation, Nostalgia, and Illusion in Public Life and Public Space.” In Public Places and Spaces, ...

The People  Place  and Space Reader

The People, Place, and Space Reader brings together the writings of scholars, designers, and activists from a variety of fields to make sense of the makings and meanings of the world we inhabit. They help us to understand the relationships between people and the environment at all scales, and to consider the active roles individuals, groups, and social structures play in creating the environments in which people live, work, and play. These readings highlight the ways in which space and place are produced through large- and small-scale social, political, and economic practices, and offer new ways to think about how people engage the environment in multiple and diverse ways. Providing an essential resource for students of urban studies, geography, sociology and many other areas, this book brings together important but, till now, widely dispersed writings across many inter-related disciplines. Introductions from the editors precede each section; introducing the texts, demonstrating their significance, and outlining the key issues surrounding the topic. A companion website, PeoplePlaceSpace.org, extends the work even further by providing an on-going series of additional reading lists that cover issues ranging from food security to foreclosure, psychiatric spaces to the environments of predator animals.

Public Space Reader

“Changes conceptions of women's public space in the Kurdish city.” Cities, 24(6): 410–421. Anthony, K.H. (2001). Designing for diversity. Gender, race, and ethnicity in the architectural profession. Urbana and Chicago: University of ...

Public Space Reader

Recent global appropriations of public spaces through urban activism, public uprising, and political protest have brought back democratic values, beliefs, and practices that have been historically associated with cities. Given the aggressive commodification of public re- sources, public space is critically important due to its capacity to enable forms of public dis- course and social practice which are fundamental for the well-being of democratic societies. Public Space Reader brings together public space scholarship by a cross-disciplinary group of academics and specialists whose essays consider fundamental questions: What is public space and how does it manifest larger cultural, social, and political processes? How are public spaces designed, socially and materially produced, and managed? How does this impact the nature and character of public experience? What roles does it play in the struggles for the just city, and the Right to The City? What critical participatory approaches can be employed to create inclusive public spaces that respond to the diverse needs, desires, and aspirations of individuals and communities alike? What are the critical global and comparative perspectives on public space that can enable further scholarly and professional work? And, what are the futures of public space in the face of global pandemics, such as COVID-19? The readers of this volume will be rewarded with an impressive array of perspectives that are bound to expand critical understanding of public space.

Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education

... to gain insights concerning events and provide a public space for thinking. 8 The children's names have been changed for confidentiality. 9 “Pana” is the Inuktitut word for snow knife. 10 I am using “assemblage” in the ways in which ...

Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education

Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education uncovers and interrogates some of the inherent colonialist tensions that are rarely acknowledged and often unwittingly rehearsed within contemporary early childhood education. Through building upon the prior postcolonial interventions of prominent early childhood scholars, Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education reveals how early childhood education is implicated in the colonialist project of predominantly immigrant (post)colonial settler societies. By politicizing the silences around these specifically settler colonialist tensions, it seeks to further unsettle the innocence presumptions of early childhood education and to offer some decolonizing strategies for early childhood practitioners and scholars. Grounding their inquiries in early childhood education, the authors variously engage with postcolonial theory, place theory, feminist philosophy, the ecological humanities and indigenous onto-epistemologies.

Public Places Urban Spaces

Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, this edition has been updated with relevant examples to show students how principles have been put into practice

Public Places  Urban Spaces

'Public Places, Urban Spaces' provides a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, this edition has been updated with relevant examples to show students how principles have been put into practice.

CyberParks The Interface Between People Places and Technology

This open access book is about public open spaces, about people, and about the relationship between them and the role of technology in this relationship.

CyberParks     The Interface Between People  Places and Technology

This open access book is about public open spaces, about people, and about the relationship between them and the role of technology in this relationship. It is about different approaches, methods, empirical studies, and concerns about a phenomenon that is increasingly being in the centre of sciences and strategies – the penetration of digital technologies in the urban space. As the main outcome of the CyberParks Project, this book aims at fostering the understanding about the current and future interactions of the nexus people, public spaces and technology. It addresses a wide range of challenges and multidisciplinary perspectives on emerging phenomena related to the penetration of technology in people’s lifestyles - affecting therefore the whole society, and with this, the production and use of public spaces. Cyberparks coined the term cyberpark to describe the mediated public space, that emerging type of urban spaces where nature and cybertechnologies blend together to generate hybrid experiences and enhance quality of life.

Insurgent Public Space

Through the variety of actions and practices, insurgent public space enables the participation and actions of individuals and groups in renewing the city as an arena of civic exchanges and debates. Through continued expressions and ...

Insurgent Public Space

Winner of the EDRA book prize for 2012. In cities around the world, individuals and groups are reclaiming and creating urban sites, temporary spaces and informal gathering places. These ‘insurgent public spaces’ challenge conventional views of how urban areas are defined and used, and how they can transform the city environment. No longer confined to traditional public areas like neighbourhood parks and public plazas, these guerrilla spaces express the alternative social and spatial relationships in our changing cities. With nearly twenty illustrated case studies, this volume shows how instances of insurgent public space occur across the world. Examples range from community gardening in Seattle and Los Angeles, street dancing in Beijing, to the transformation of parking spaces into temporary parks in San Francisco. Drawing on the experiences and knowledge of individuals extensively engaged in the actual implementation of these spaces, Insurgent Public Space is a unique cross-disciplinary approach to the study of public space use, and how it is utilized in the contemporary, urban world. Appealing to professionals and students in both urban studies and more social courses, Hou has brought together valuable commentaries on an area of urbanism which has, up until now, been largely ignored.