Urban Open Space +

Strategies at the intersection of architecture and open space planning

Carolin Mees (ed.)

Softcover

17 × 24 cm

112 pages, 60 col. and b/w ill.

English/German

ISBN 978-3-86859-703-5

09.2021

29.00

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Commonly used and designed open spaces are anchor points in the city and a possible response to the consequences of urbanization and climate change, as well as to the presence of social and cultural differences. This book explores the role of add-ons in urban open spaces: specific components for the cultivation of food, water, energy, and material production, as well as for economic and social resources. The book asks how these added elements create more resilient and sustainable urban spaces, by responding to the needs and preferences of residents and by forming connections to the surrounding urban environment. Scientific texts and opinion papers of international experts provide a unique interdisciplinary discourse depicting the diversity of add-ons from a range of micro- and macro-perspectives, and offering strategies for collaborative, multi-coded urban spaces at the intersection of architecture and open space planning.

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