Richard Plunz

City Riffs

Urbanism, Ecology, Place

City Riffs traces the changing perspectives of urban design within an ever-changing global context. Moving between sixteen cities, the book also considers trans-disciplinary aspects of urbanism; formal and informal growth in Kumasi and Caracas, post-colonial structures in New Delhi and Prague, post-urban phenomena in Detroit and Brussels; cultural transitions in Antwerp and Salzburg; the changing nature of place in Seoul and Mostar; and new ecological realities in New York and Rome. Urbanism is viewed as the production of space-integrating aspects of design, ecology, and engineering, as well as other infl uences on urban cognition such as social, economical, and psychological interactions. As it covers a wide range of places and methods, this book will be an asset to anyone who works on, lives in, or thinks about cities.

Author(s): Richard Plunz
Edited by Columbia University GSAPP
Forword by Kenneth Frampton
Design: Integral Lars Müller

16,5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in
160 pages, 30 illustrations
paperback
2017, 978-3-03778-500-3, English
25,00 €