Formerly Urban

Author: Julia Czerniak
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781616890896
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Formerly Urban is a collection of essays grounded in the belief that design, in all its manifestations, must play a central role in the revitalization of shrinking cities in America. The essays-by notable architects, landscape architects, and urban planners-argue that designers need to seize the opportunity to be the link between universities, local government, and private foundations. Only by participating from an urban project's inception can designers help shape design policy and the design of public works. Formerly Urban is for practitioners, urban thinkers, and anyone participating in the renewal and revitalization of our formerly urban centers.

Till We Have Built Jerusalem

Author: Adina Hoffman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709785
Size: 65.56 MB
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A biographical excavation of one of the world’s great, troubled cities A remarkable view of one of the world’s most beloved and troubled cities, Adina Hoffman’s Till We Have Built Jerusalem is a gripping and intimate journey into the very different lives of three architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem. The book unfolds as an excavation. It opens with the 1934 arrival in Jerusalem of the celebrated Berlin architect Erich Mendelsohn, a refugee from Hitler’s Germany who must reckon with a complex new Middle Eastern reality. Next we meet Austen St. Barbe Harrison, Palestine’s chief government architect from 1922 to 1937. Steeped in the traditions of Byzantine and Islamic building, this “most private of public servants” finds himself working under the often stifling and violent conditions of British rule. And in the riveting final section, Hoffman herself sets out through the battered streets of today’s Jerusalem searching for traces of a possibly Greek, possibly Arab architect named Spyro Houris. Once a fixture on the local scene, Houris is now utterly forgotten, though his grand Armenian-tile-clad buildings still stand, a ghostly testimony to the cultural fluidity that has historically characterized Jerusalem at its best. A beautifully written rumination on memory and forgetting, place and displacement, Till We Have Built Jerusalem uncovers the ramifying layers of one great city’s buried history as it asks what it means, everywhere, to be foreign and to belong.

Envisioning The New City

Author: Eleanor Scott Meyers
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664253158
Size: 14.72 MB
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This book compiles essays by over thirty urban pastors, community organizers, seminary professors, and church leaders. Their essays seek to present creative opportunities for urban ministries to bring hope and renewal to their congregations and communities.

Civic Symbol

Author: Christopher Armstrong
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442622709
Size: 11.77 MB
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When Toronto’s New City Hall opened in 1965, it was an iconic modernist symbol for what was still a sedate and conservative city. Its futuristic design by Finnish architect Viljo Revell, composed of two curved towers flanking a clam-shaped council chamber, remains as strange and distinctive today as it did fifty years ago. In Civic Symbol, Christopher Armstrong chronicles the complex and controversial development of this urban landmark from the initial international competition to the many debates that surrounded its construction and furnishing. Armstrong catalogs the many twists and turns along the path from idea to reality for the extraordinary building that Frank Lloyd Wright claimed future generations would say “marks the spot where Toronto fell.” Lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs, plans, and drawings, Civic Symbol is the essential history of this iconic Canadian building.

The New City

Author: Stephen Amidon
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307480798
Size: 58.94 MB
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A thought-prooking thriller and a literate page-turner, Stephen Amidon's The New City takes aim at the suburban American dream and captures the real nightmare behind it. It is 1973, the Vietnam War is winding down and the Senate Watergate hearings are heating up. But Newton, Maryland, is a model community, an enclave of harmony and prosperity. Through years of cunning legal maneuvering and smooth real-estate deals, the white lawyer Austin Swope has made the dream of this new city a reality. His best friend is Earl Wooten, the black master builder who raised Newton from its foundations. Their teenaged sons, Teddy and Joel, each the repository of his father's deepest hopes for the future, are inseparable buddies. But cracks begin to appear in this pristiine and meticulously planned community, and an innocent misunderstanding is about to set the two men who control its quiet streets on a fateful collision course. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Fractured Metropolis

Author: Jonathan Barnett
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 9780064302227
Size: 49.38 MB
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Describes how centralized cities have been replaced by sprawling suburban and corporate development, and what should be done to revitalize the old cities which have suffered as the tax base has eroded

The New City Catechism Devotional

Author: Collin Hansen
Publisher: Gospel Coalition
ISBN: 9781433555039
Size: 51.17 MB
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This modern-day catechism sets forth fifty-two questions and answers along with related Scripture passages, commentaries, and prayers, all designed to build a framework for understanding core biblical concepts for children and adults alike.

The New City Home

Author: Leslie Plummer Clagett
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561586486
Size: 68.13 MB
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An illustrated guide to "smart" urban living features twenty-five homes from major metropolitan areas across North America, focusing on innovation, light, noise reduction, privacy, and other issues vital to urban dwellers. Original.