The Design of Urban Manufacturing

The Design of Urban Manufacturing

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A new entrepreneurial culture in American cities is rediscovering the economic and social value of urban manufacturing. However, urban manufacturing, which is often invisible, is poorly understood in terms of urban design and its architecture. The Design of Urban Manufacturing is the first book to bring together multidisciplinary and accessible coverage on the context and practical concerns of designing for urban manufacturing. New terminology for 21st century economic growth, such as "innovation district," is evolving and meant to capture a complex reality: that urban manufacturing now sits squarely at the intersection of research, education, and neighborhood revitalization. The Design of Urban Manufacturing explores new models for land-use regulation, urban design, and architecture that can address the complex ecology of urban production districts, where mixed-use needs to be more pervasive and is thus challenging.
Similarly, economic development policies need to account for the special roles that governments, local development corporations, and not-for-profit organizations all have to play in supporting manufacturing by linking manufacturers to research institutions, workforce training, branding, export promotion, and rewarding investments in technology. This book showcases examples of how cities around the world are growing their industrial sectors through new industrial redevelopment policies tied to land use and economics. This book presents current models for working neighborhoods where factories enable fine-grained mixed-use communities and face-to-face contact while creatively solving the very real problems of goods movement and functional buildings. The Design of Urban Manufacturing is the essential resource for policy makers, designers, and students in urban design, planning and urban and economic development.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 191 x 248mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 Line drawings, black and white; 90 Halftones, color; 20 Halftones, black and white; 5 Tables, black and white
  • 1138837687
  • 9781138837683

Table of contents

Introduction and summary by Robert Lane * The Machine Next Door Editor Rob Lane * Just-in Time Zoning? Michael Kwartler, architect, planner and This will be an overall introduction to the book by the co-authors Section 1:The Neighborhood as Factory founder of the Environmental Simulation Center (ESC) 3. Ecology of the Factory/Neighborhood Sara Crean and Cherly Parker 4. Transforming the Places of Production G. Fossa (PhD, Polytechnico di Milano 5. Moving Goods Input/Output: (author t.b.d.) 6. A Place for Makers Janne Corneil Section 2 Mixing and Making: Manufacturing Buildings Introduction by Colin Cathcart (lead editor of this section) 1. Urban Artisanal: Then and Now in Williamsburg, NYC and Dogpatch, SF John A. Loomis (Director, SJSU School of Art and Design) 2. Factories All Around Us. Colin M. Cathcart 3. Zoning Tools for Manufacturing Preservation, Innovation, and Development John Shapiro (Chair of Pratt's Graduate Planning Center) 4. The Architecture of Urban Manufacturing (author tbd) 5. The Waterless Factory: A Sustainable Mixed Use Block in the 2050 City An illustrative project by Jeffrey Miles AIA and Gregory Kiss RA 6. Five Biases Against Urban Manufacturing Colin M. Cathcart Section 3 Making It Happen : Manufacturing Policies and Actions Introduction and summary - Nina Rappaport (lead editor of this section) 7. Manufacturing Urbanity: The Factory and the City Nina Rappaport 8. Land Use for Manufacturing - zoning and districting Laura Wolf Powers PhD, professor of urban planning the University of Pennsylvania. 9. Smart Urban and Informal Industries from Bangalore to New York Jamie Chan and Nina Rappaport - Jamie Chan an architect 10. What's It Like to Be a Manufacturer? Karrie Jacobs, writer for Metropolis Magazine and cultural critic 11. Encouraging Manufacturing and Sustainability Miquela Craytor, New York City Economic Development Corporation 12. Changing Networks of Manufacturing and Fabrication Michael Tower AIA, Studio Tractor Architecture or Alan Smart
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