London (Re)generation

London (Re)generation

Paperback Architectural Design

Guest editor David Littlefield

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 136 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 272mm x 10mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1119993784
  • ISBN 13: 9781119993780
  • Sales rank: 587,218

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A lively, thought-provoking exploration of the contemporaryregeneration of London Plans to regenerate East London and transform the capital areintegral to the vision of the London 2012 Olympic and ParalympicGames. This title brings into focus notions of regeneration withinthe specific context of London: what does the term actually mean,how has it been applied and is it being applied? Historicaloverviews of large-scale interventions from the past are combinedwith case studies of new and planned schemes, and explorations ofhow change and rejuvenation can retain or enhance the city sunique sense of place and identity. Looking beyond the Games, thetitle will look at the direction in which regeneration is going ina post-recession economy. How can a long-established, highlyprotected and even cherished city, like London, continue to renewand expand? Unlike Chinese or Middle Eastern cities, London isconstrained by a wide range of factors from heritage protection andgeography to finance and democratic accountability; yet the citycontinues to grow, change and develop, either incrementally orthrough big, dramatic leaps, like the Olympic Park and King sCross. In this way, London provides a fascinating case study of howa developed, Western city can negotiate and greet the pressures forchange. * Contributors: Michael Batty, Peter Bishop, Matthew Carmona,Murray Fraser, Matthew Gandy, Robert Harbison, Peter Murray andAustin Williams * Architects: Sir Terry Farrell, Richard McCormac * Projects: King s Cross, the London 2012 Games and theShard

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Plans to regenerate East London and transform the capital are integral to the vision of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This title brings into focus notions of regeneration within the specific context of London: what does the term actually mean, how has it been applied and is it being applied? Historical overviews of large-scale interventions from the past are combined with case studies of new and planned schemes, and explorations of how change and rejuvenation can retain or enhance the city's unique sense of place and identity. Looking beyond the Games, the title will look at the direction in which regeneration is going in a post-recession economy. How can a long-established, highly protected and even cherished city, like London, continue to renew and expand? Unlike Chinese or Middle Eastern cities, London is constrained by a wide range of factors from heritage protection and geography to finance and democratic accountability; yet the city continues to grow, change and develop, either incrementally or through big, dramatic leaps, like the Olympic Park and King's Cross. In this way, London provides a fascinating case study of how a developed, Western city can negotiate and greet the pressures for change. Contributors: Michael Batty, Peter Bishop, Matthew Carmona, Murray Fraser, Matthew Gandy, Robert Harbison, Peter Murray and Austin Williams Architects: Sir Terry Farrell, Richard McCormac, Projects: King's Cross, the London 2012 Games and the Shard.

Table of contents

Editoral (Helen Castle) About the Guest-editor (David Littlefield) Introduction (Re)generation: Place, Memory, Identity (David Littlefield) The Global Architectural Influences on London (MurrayFraser) London Bridge / The Shard (Edward Denison) Approaches to Regeneration (Peter Bishop) King s Cross (David Littlefield) The London Way: The Politics of London s Strategic Design(Matthew Carmona) Bankside Urban Forest (David Littlefield) Neo Bankside (Matthew Gandy) Urban Regeneration as Self-Organisation (Michael Batty) Olympic Park, Stratford (Hattie Hartman) What is a City? (Austin Williams) White City: the Art of Erasure and Forgetting the Olympic Games(David Littlefield) A New Overground Line and the Sense of Place (RobertHarbison) Battersea / Nine Elms (Edward Denison) The Role of the Estates: From Agriculture to Urbiculture (SirTerry Farrell) Trompes L Oeil (Mike Devereux) The Power of the Image (Louis Rice) Centring on the Olympic Fringe (Steven Tomlinson) The Thames (Sir Richard MacCormac) Some Key Figures in London s Regeneration (PeterMurray) Elephant and Castle (David Littlefield) Works In/on//Around///Behind Progress (Hilary Powell) Where Does the City end?? (Matthew Gandy)