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Urban Visions

From Planning Culture to Landscape Urbanism

  • Carmen Díez Medina
  • Javier Monclús
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Urban Cultures and Traditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Javier Monclús, Carmen Díez Medina
      Pages 3-12
    3. Javier Monclús, Carmen Díez Medina
      Pages 13-22
    4. Carmen Díez Medina
      Pages 23-32
    5. Javier Monclús, Carmen Díez Medina
      Pages 33-44
    6. Javier Monclús, Carmen Díez Medina, Sergio García-Pérez
      Pages 67-78
    7. Raimundo Bambó
      Pages 79-88
  3. Other Urbanisms and Urban Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Javier Monclús, Carmen Díez Medina
      Pages 91-102
    3. Javier Monclús
      Pages 113-122
    4. Javier Monclús
      Pages 123-132
    5. Orsina Simona Pierini
      Pages 143-152
    6. Orsina Simona Pierini
      Pages 153-164
  4. New Strategies and Urban Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175

About this book

Introduction

This book is a useful reference in the field of urbanism. It explains how the contemporary city and landscape have been shaped by certain twentieth century visions that have carried over into the twenty-first century. Aimed at both students and professionals, this collection of essays on diverse subjects and cases does not attempt to establish universal interpretations; it rather highlights some outstanding episodes that help us understand why the planning culture has given way to other forms of urbanism, from urban design to strategic urbanism or landscape urbanism. Compared with global interpretations of urbanism based on socioeconomic history or architectural historiography, Urban Visions. From Planning Culture to Landscape Urbanism, aims to present the discipline couched in international contemporary debate and adopt a historic and comparative perspective. The book’s contents pertain equally to other related disciplines, such as architecture, urban history, urban design,

landscape architecture and geography.

Foreword by Rafael Moneo.

Carmen Díez Medina, Madrid 1962
Degree in Architecture from the Madrid Polytechnic University (ETSAM UPM), 1989. Ph.D. at the Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien), 1996. Associate Professor of Theory and Architectural History at the School of Engineering and Architecture (EINA) and Coordinator of the PhD Program New Territories in Architecture, University of Zaragoza (Spain). Collaborating architect at Rafael Moneo in Madrid (1996-2001) and previoulsy at Nigst, Hubmann&Vass in Vienna (1990-1996). 

Javier Monclús, Zaragoza 1951
Degree in Architecture and Ph.D. from the Catalonia Polytechnic University (ETSAB, UPC), 1977. Full Professor of Urbanism at the School of Engineering and Architecture (EINA), University of Zaragoza (Spain), where he has been Chair of the Department of Architecture (2009-2016). Previously, Professor of Urbanism at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia

in Barcelona (1980-2005). Member of the Editorial Board of Planning Perspectives. He has worked as a planner and as a consultant in Barcelona and Zaragoza.

Keywords

Urban Design Landscape Architecture Urban Design Projects Urban Paradigms Urban Models Urban Technology Urban Strategy Urbanism Urban Strategies Urban Culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Carmen Díez Medina
    • 1
  • Javier Monclús
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.School of Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

About the editors

Carmen Díez Medina, Degree in Architecture from the Madrid Polytechnic University (ETSAM UPM), 1989. Ph.D. at the Technische Universität Wien (1996). Associate Professor of Theory and Architectural History at the School of Engineering and Architecture (EINA), University of Zaragoza (Spain), where she is in charge of the architectural history and theory disciplines and coordinator of the Ph.D. Program “New Territories in Architecture”. Director of the Department of Theory and Architectural and Urban Projects at the Polytechnic School from the CEU-San Pablo University of Madrid (2007-09). Member of several Architectural Research Projects, among them “Spaces for teaching”, CEU (2012-14); “Residential urban landscapes”, EINA (2010-11); “The construction of the liberal city”, UPM (2008-09); “Spain in the CIAM”, CEU (2007-08).Collaborating architect at Rafael Moneo in Madrid (1996-2001) and previously at Nigst, Hubmann&Vass in Vienna (1990-1996).

Javier
Monclús, Degree in Architecture and Ph.D. from the Catalonia Polytechnic University (ETSAB, UPC), 1977. Full Professor of Urbanism at the School of Engineering and Architecture (EINA), University of Zaragoza (Spain), where he has been Chair of the Department of Architecture (2009-2016) and is currently Director of the Master Degree in Architecture. He was Professor of Urbanism at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona (1980-2005). Director of the research group PUPC (Urban Landscapes and Contemporary Project:). He has published widely on Planning, Urban Design and Urban Planning History. He is member of the Editorial Board of Planning Perspectives and Director of Zarch, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture and Urbanism.
He worked as a planner (2005-2009) and head of the Expo Accompanying Plan of the Zaragoza Expo 2008 and as a consultant in Barcelona and Zaragoza.

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