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The slow emergence of learning cities in an urbanizing world

Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell has worked for more than 35 years in urban development with experience in scores of countries and hundreds of cities in Latin America, South and East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. His areas of expertise include strategic urban planning, city development strategies, decentralization, urban policy, and social and poverty impact of urban development. He is chairman of the Urban Age Institute, which fosters leadership and innovation between and among cities in areas of strategic urban planning, urban policy and management, sustainable environmental planning, and poverty reduction. Campbell retired from the World Bank in December 2005 after more than 17 years working in various capacities in the urban sector. Before joining the Bank, he worked for over 13 years as a private consultant and university professor. His consulting clients included private sector firms, governments, and international organizations. He taught at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. He lived in rural and small town Costa Rica for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond Smart Cities : How Cities Network, Learn and Innovate

Earthscan, 2012

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... in an urbanizing world Cities have always been the centers of information intensity and resource trans- formation, but not always in charge of their own destiny. This brief chapter aims to set the stage for the story of city learning...

Green City Design and Climate Change

Jonathan Barnett

Jonathan Barnett is a well-known, widely experienced city design practitioner who also teaches and writes about city design. He is a Fellow of the American Institure of Architects and also a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning and former Director of the Urban Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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City Design : Modernist, Traditional, Green and Systems Perspectives

Routledge, 2016

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... Green City Design and Climate Change The average air temperature of the entire planet is rising because of an increasing proportion of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. The burning of fossil fuels has been the most important...

Urban Design Paradigms

Jon Lang

Jon Lang, B.Arch (Rand), MRP, PhD (Cornell), is an Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, where he has been since 1990. Prior to that he taught for 20 years at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He has published extensively on architectural theory, urban design, and architecture in India. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Urban Design : A Typology of Procedures and Products

Routledge, 2017

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... A popular way in which the design fields categorize projects is by their form, their patterns, and the ideology that produced them. The many visions of what constitutes a good city can be grouped into a set of paradigms representing...

Agropolis, the city in its local landscape

Herbert Girardet

Prof. Herbert Girardet is a prolific author, conference speaker and international consultant in the field of cultural and urban ecology. He is a recipient of a UN ‘Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievements', a member of the Club of Rome, and the World Academy of Art and Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a former chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK, and a trustee of the charity Artists Project Earth. He is a co-founder, former programme director and honorary member of the World Future Council. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, developing regenerative development strategies for South Australia which have been largely implemented. Most recently he has been working extensively in the Middle East and also in Bristol. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Regenerative Cities

Routledge, 2015

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... Agropolis The city in its local landscape Figure 2.1 Agropolis: The ‘isolated’ traditional town with minimal transport connections to the outside world,, self-reliant in food and forest resources from its local hinterland. Source: J.H...

Towards a Bright Future: Green Wedge Visions for the Post-war Period

Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira

Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira is a reader in architecture and urbanism at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His research interests include urban design theory, modern architecture history and exploring the relationship between modern planning ideas and landscape architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Green Wedge Urbanism : History, Theory and Contemporary Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...While the inter-war period saw the growth of regional plans, the post-war period in Europe unsurprisingly prioritized the reconstruction of war-damaged cities and the construction of new settlements. A central question was whether cities...

Urban Agriculture as ordinary urban practice

Joe Nasr

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Dr Joe Nasr is an independent scholar, lecturer and consultant based in Toronto. He co-curated the travelling exhibit Carrot City, now adapted into a book and website repository. Joe has taught and held postdoctoral fellowships at a number of universities in several countries. He is a regular lecturer at Ryerson University and an Associate at its Centre for Studies in Food Security. He coordinated a training course on urban agriculture in the Middle East and North Africa. Joe is co-author or co-editor of four books, including the seminal Urban Agriculture: Food, Jobs and Sustainable Cities, and author of dozens of articles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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June Komisar

June Komisar is an architect and an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in Toronto. She has a professional degree in architecture from Yale University and a doctorate from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council and an associate of the Ryerson Centre for Studies in Food Security. Her research interests include Brazilian architecture, historic preservation and adaptive reuse, as well as socially responsible design. June is a co-author of Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture, with Mark Gorgolewski and Joe Nasr, as well as co-curator of the exhibit Carrot City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark Gorgolewski

Dr Mark Gorgolewski is Professor and Program Director for the graduate program in the building science at Ryerson University in Toronto. He has worked for many years as an architect, researcher and sustainable building consultant in Canada and the UK. He is a director of the Canada Green Building Council and past chair of the Association for Environment Conscious Building (in the UK). He is co-author and curator of the Carrot City book and exhibit and has written several other books and many papers. Mark has received several awards for his teaching and research and participated in various sustainable building projects, including a winning design for the CMHC Equilibrium (net zero energy) Housing Competition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Second Nature Urban Agriculture : Designing Productive Cities

Routledge, 2014

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... practice: Trends and lessons Joe Nasr, June Komisar and Mark Gorgolewski People are rediscovering urban agriculture as a strategy residential vegetable garden plots for food produc- for supplying urban settlements with healthy fresh tion...

In-between landscapes

Dewey Thorbeck

After obtaining his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota and Master of Architecture from Yale University, Dewey Thorbeck won a Rome Prize Fellowship and studied in Italy for two years. The recipient of a number of architectural design awards, he is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and past president of AIA Minnesota. Thorbeck is an adjunct full professor of architecture at the University of Minnesota and founder of the Center for Rural Design. Currently he is a Senior Research Fellow with the Minnesota Design Center in the College of Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture and Agriculture : A rural design guide

Routledge, 2017

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... In-between landscapes The landscape in-between urban and rural is called the peri-urban landscape. They are zones of transition from rural to urban land uses and located between the outer limits of urban development and the rural...

The city

Frances Holliss

Frances Holliss is an architect and Emeritus Reader in Architecture at London Metropolitan University, UK. Her research concerns the emerging field of design for home-based work. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond Live/Work : The architecture of home-based work

Routledge, 2015

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... The city 1. E. Howard, To-Morrow: Most historic cities grew up around some form of home-based work: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform, original (1898) a castle or palace, a church or monastery, trade at a crossroads or a edition...

The antecedents of green infrastructure

Global Green Infrastructure : Lessons for successful policy-making, investment and management

Routledge, 2016

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... The antecedents of green infrastructure Olmsted, Howard and beyond In 2006 Davies et al. (2006: 5) suggested that green infrastructure might be simply old wine in a new bottle. The suggestion that green infrastructure is nothing new has...

The Middle East since 1914

Talinn Grigor

Talinn Grigor is Professor of Art History at the Art and Art History Department, University of California, Davis, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...Western colonialism and oil were the two major forces on the Middle East – or, more accurately, Egypt and West Asia. Socio-economic revolutions from Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were widely felt, including...