Basics of Urbanism: 12 Notions of Territorial Transformation

Aglaee Degros, Anna Bagaric, Sabine Bauer, Radostina Radulova-Stahmer, Mario Stefan, Eva Schwab

Park Books, 2021


Urban design today is facing a multitude of challenges. Using 12 key terms, this book connects these challenges to projects in this field. It introduces concepts. presents possible solutions, and describes implementation processes. A special focus is put on the interaction of the built environment with living systems – an approach that is slowly gaining acceptance within the urban design community and that is setting aside a primarily building-oriented practice in favour of an increased appreciation of public space. Basics of Urbanism defines and illustrates parameters with a clearly territorial approach to urban design. Space between buildings is treated as an essential structure for environmental and social change within small-scale neighbourhoods and blocks, as well as at the level districts and even entire cities. This approach includes forward-thinking temporal aspects as well as the implementation of existing resources in the creation of new spatial qualities.


ISBN: 9783038602606

320 pagina's, illustraties in kleur & z/w, 23,5 x 20,5 cm, paperback, Engels