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Arquitetura Conventual e Cidade Medieval

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Book Series: Investigação ISBN: 9789892615172 Year: Pages: 296 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1518-9 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Architecture
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This book analyses the Portuguese context of one of the most important urban systems of medieval cities – that which resulted from the settlement of the mendicant orders and which would leave a profound mark on the urban landscape. The case studies to be considered are the monastic systems established from the 13th to the 15th centuries in the principal cities and towns in Portugal: Lisbon, Santarém, Coimbra, Oporto, Évora and Guimarães. Following the initial analysis which examines the processes of how the monastic systems were formed, an assessment of the impacts that these systems had on the urban space will be made, namely in relation to the role they played in the spatial dynamics which characterised Portuguese cities in the Late Middle Ages. This book intends to address two fundamental concerns: to include a critical analysis of the Portuguese case amongst the academic work in this field produced on a European level and to offer a contribution to the affirmation of the importance of the “mendicant phenomenon” on the history of the city and urbanism in Portugal.

Athens and the War on Public Space: Tracing a City in Crisis

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ISBN: 9781947447462 9781947447479 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0199.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Political Science
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Sometimes, the maelstrom of a crisis can be captured in a single image. The image of the mundane, barely noticeable movement of an urban dweller as they go about their everyday life. Athens and the War on Public Space commences from images just like this one, collected over a two-year period of research (2012–2014) in Athens during a time of severe financial and political crisis. For the author-curators of this volume, public space became a light-sensitive surface upon which they could begin to map the material imprints of the most structural and violent characteristics of the crisis, and their research spread in different directions, tracking the role of infrastructure and the shifts the financial crisis brought about upon built environments, the violent manifestations of the official anti-migrant policy, the rise of racism, the imposition of the emergency upon public space, and the phenomenology of mass transit.

Amman : Ville et société

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ISBN: 9782351594650 DOI: 10.4000/books.ifpo.8218 Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l’Ifpo
Subject: History
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License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

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Nous avons été amenés à formuler l’hypothèse selon laquelle l’histoire de Amman est celle d’une ville rebelle à elle-même. À l’extrême, certains pourront même dire que Amman n’existe pas, que Amman n’est pas ou pas réellement une ville. Et de fait, Amman nous dérange car ce que nous en savons ne ressemble pas à l’image que nous nous faisons d’une ville comme on le dirait de Beyrouth, Damas, Bagdad ou Le Caire, pour ne parler que de capitales voisines. À suivre ce questionnement, nous convenons de reprendre à notre compte une approche de la ville qui veut qu’elle constitue une totalité signifiante douée d’expressions spécifiques en même temps que de caractéristiques communes à toute autre ville. De ce dernier point de vue, personne ne doutera de l’existence de Amman. Infrastructures, densités, activités, échanges, communications, etc., en font même une grande ville. C’est, par contre, dans l’ordre de la représentation que Amman pose problème. Soit que son modèle de citadinité n’est pas encore identifiable à celui d’autres villes connues. Et l’on verra, effectivement, que le mélange des influences qui ont façonné Amman peut en faire un cas à part. Soit, et c’est une piste de recherche que je voudrais privilégier, le silence de Amman sur son histoire est une partie même de cette histoire dont il s’agirait alors de déceler les clés d’accès au-delà de l’idéologie véhiculée par son texte modèle.

A Rua : espaço, tempo, sociabilidade

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ISBN: 9791036516191 DOI: 10.4000/books.etnograficapress.1406 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Etnográfica Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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Arua como lugar estratégico para a observação da vida urbana no que esta tem de mais peculiar é o tema central deste livro. A proposta é simples e exploratoria: procurar diferentes aproximações a esta realidade complexa a partir do olhar da antropologia, da história, da sociología e da arquitectura, em contextos geográficos e temporais distintos. A rua surge como problema a identificar e como lugar privilegiado para a troca e circulação de saberes disciplinares. Enquanto imagem e símbolo de um modo de vida urbano, lugar onde ocorrem as sociabilidades mais “típicas” da cidade, a rua condensa e viabiliza todo um imaginário feito de discursos, memórias e emoções, que atravessam e elaboram simbolicamente a cidade naquilo que ela tem de mais original. Espaço, tempo e sociabilidade são apenas tres tópicos que ajudam a ler as contribuições da presente colectânea, cujos autores partilham urna preocupação fundamental: apreender a rua à escala de quem a vive, de perto e em situação... Na Paris popular oitocentista, nos actuais campos de refugiados ou na Lisboa dos séculos xix e xx, vamos ao encontro dos lugares da rua.

Urban Land and Sustainable Development

ISBN: 9783038422617 9783038422600 Year: Pages: XVI, 368 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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According to the 2014 revision of the World Urbanization Prospects by UN DESA, urbanization could add another 2.5 billion people to urban population by 2050, with close to 90 percent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. This unprecedented increase in urban population not only poses challenges to providing jobs, housing, and infrastructure, but also exerts an increased pressure on urban land and sustainability. As land is a vital yet limited resource, sustainable management of urban land to cater the needs of this growing urban population is seen as one of the key challenges for achieving an economically efficient, socially equitable, and environmentally safe society. A key tenet for sustainable economic development and smart growth is promoting equitable sustainable urban land development and mitigating land use conflicts.While a large body of literature has dealt with both land use and sustainable development, the study of the interactive effects of these two remains limited. We need more sophisticated empirical studies examining processes, mechanisms, institutions, equity, and sustainability of urban land use. This book is based on a Special Issue published in Sustainability, and examines patterns, structure, and dynamics of urban land development and sustainability from multiple perspectives, in various contexts and at multiple dimensions (economic, social, political, developmental, and environmental, etc.). The research articles examine urban land development and sustainability arising from globalization, urbanization and institutional change.We have drawn papers from both developed and developing countries, with a focus on China due to the rapid rate of urbanization and change there. This book includes 14 articles, with various research emphases, methodologies and study areas, reflecting the inter-disciplinarily that characterizes urban and land use studies. The book has examined patterns and processes of urban land expansion and sprawl, and also studies new dimensions of urban space, including social media. These papers can provide us insights into the underlying structure and mechanisms of urban land expansion, and open new frontiers on the effects of urban land development on both the natural and human environments. We hope that this book will contribute to the understanding of urban land use patterns and processes, and their implications for sustainable development.

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