Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities

Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities : Current Issues and Strategies

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PUMIAO 1. The Subject Matter: Urban Public Places 2. The Location: Asia Pacific Region 3. The Purpose of the'"Book: For the Makers of Public Places 4. The Three Perspectives of the Book: Description, Criticism, and Intervention 5. Perspective One: Characteristics of Asia Pacific Cities and Their Public Places (1) High Population Density (2) Large Cities (3) Mixed Uses (4) Government-Centered and Pro-Development Culture (5) The East-versus-West Bipolarity (6) Small Amount of Public Space (7) Absence of Large Nodes and Overall Structure in Public Space (8) Intensive Use of Public Space (9) Ambiguous Boundary between the Public and the Private Summaries of Chapters 1-5 6. Perspective Two: Current Issues and Debates (1) Identity Formal Identity Functional Identity (2) Sustainability High-Tech versus Low-Tech High-Density versus Low-Density (3) Equality Equal Participation Equal Accessibility Summaries of Chapters 6-9 7. Perspective Three: Major Trends in Design and Theory (1) The "Grey" Relationship between the Public and the Private (2) The Transformation of Traditional Typology (3) Indigenous Decoration, Color and Material in New Applications (4) The Tropical Public Place Summaries of Chapters 10-17 8. Conclusion Pu Miao (ed. ), Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities, 1-45. (c) 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2 P. MIAO 1. The Subject Matter: Urban Public Places A visitor to Kuala Lumpur will hardly forget the experience of strolling among the fragrant fruits sold under the overhang of the five-foot walkway during a tropical downfall.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 168.7 x 244.9 x 23.4mm | 843.7g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XII, 392 p.
  • 079237083X
  • 9780792370833

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. List of Contributors. Introduction; Pu Miao. I: Unique Public Places of the Asia Pacific Region. 1. The Waterfront as a Public Place in Tokyo; H. Jinnai. 2. The Street Market as an Urban Facility in Hong Kong; H. Kinoshita. 3. The Roles of the Plaza: The Philippine Experience; N.I. Alarcon. 4. Japanese Public Space as Defined by Event; T. Hidaka, M. Tanaka. 5. Rukun and Gotong Royong: Managing Public Places in an Indonesian Kampung; D.H. Rahmi, et al. II: Problems in Public Space. 6. The Vanishing Streets in the Malaysian Urbanscape; A.B. Sulaiman, S. Shamsuddin. 7. Endangered Street Life: Building Frontages and Street Activities in Hanoi, A. Casault. 8. The Quest for Better Public Space: A Critical Review of Urban Hong Kong; C.Q.L. Xue, K.K.K. Manuel. 9. Public Domain, Private Interest: Social Space in Hong Kong; A.R. Cuthbert, K.G. McKinnell. III: New Design/Planning Strategies. 10. Architecture in the Pacific Century; C. Abel. 11. Multi-Dimensional Planning and Public Space in the Philippines; G.C. Ramos. 12. Place-Making and the New Mobility of Asian Cities: The Bangkok Plan; G. Hack. 13. Design with High-Density: A Chinese Perspective; Pu Miao. 14. A Question of Local Models: Public Spaces in Mae Hong Son, Thailand; B. Bell. 15. The Alley as a Spiritual Axis for the Community: The Hikifune Project, Tokyo; S. Hagiwara. 16. Vision of a 21st-Century Public Place: GigaWorld, KL LinearCity, Kuala Lumpur; D. Chew. 17. The Next Generation of Singapore's Public Space: The New Downtown; J.K.H. Chan. Bibliography. Index.
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