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Author Casanova, Helena, author.

Title Public space acupuncture : strategies and interventions for activating city life / Helena Casanova & Jesús Hernández.

Published New York : Actar Publishers, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  711.4 CASA    DUE 27-11-19
Physical description 324 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 x 24 cm
Notes Title from cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-317).
Summary "Analyzes nine case studies realized in eight European cities by different designers in collaboration with different stakeholders. Based on this analysis, nine strategies of public space acupuncture have been defined, which are grouped into three general categories: time-based strategies, citizen participation and re-placemaking. The characteristics of the different strategies and how they work are illustrated using 21 projects or test-cases developed by Casanova+Hernandez in collaboration with a number of municipalities, public and private clients, as well as universities and cultural institutions. In this way, the theoretical investigation is complemented with examples of its implementation in the fields of urban planning and landscape architecture, as well as with the diffusion of the built knowledge through educational activities and thematic lectures held at several universities and cultural institutions worldwide. . . . The strategies included in the book . . . experiment with a wide variety of topics, including flexible strategies, bottom-up strategies, temporary interventions, citizen participation, low-cost interventions, self-building, transformable structures and nomadic interventions"--Page 13.
Other author Hernández, Jesús, 1967- author.
Casanova+Hernandez Architects, architect.
Subject Public spaces -- Europe -- Design -- Case studies.
Public spaces -- Design -- Philosophy.
Public architecture -- Europe -- Case studies.
Urban renewal -- Europe -- Case studies.
Variant Title Public space acupuncture : casanova+hernandez architects.
ISBN 0989331709 (paperback)
9780989331708 (paperback)