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Architectuur in Nederland

> 31st edition of the international showcase for Dutch architecture
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Theory of Type Design

> First comprehensive theory of type design
> A must have for every designer
> Interview with

Theory of Type Design
Too Big

> Climate change is a simultaneous threat to our planet and to our neighborhoods. President Obama

Too Big
Progress & Prosperity

> With contributions by architects (XML, OMA), intellectuals (WAI Think Tank, Ou Ning) and

Progress & Prosperity
The Civic City in a Nomadic World (paperback)

Where do I belong when everything is moving?

> The visual experience of Charles’ book brings the

The Civic City in a Nomadic World (paperback)
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Smart about Cities

Visualizing the Challenges for 21st Century Urbanism

€ 24,95 sold out

The discourse on ‘Smart Cities’ is everywhere. It promises an era of innovative urban planning, driven by smart urban technologies that will make cities safer, cleaner and, above all, more efficient. Efficiency seems uncontroversial but does it make for great cities? In this book, Maarten Hajer, Director-general of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Ton Dassen, urban sustainability researcher at PBL, plea for a ‘smart urbanism’ instead of uncritically adopting ‘smart cities’.

Such smart urbanism needs to find solutions for what modern 20th century urbanism has forgotten to take into account: the ‘metabolism’ of cities – the variety of flows that connect city life to nature. What are we taking in, what are we discharging, and how efficiently are we doing that? Illustrated by 50 infographics, this book highlights both the challenges and opportunities for change. It calls for a ‘globally networked urbanism’ that allows cities worldwide to learn faster and jointly identify effective strategies. A viable 21st century planning, rather than including top-down innovation, opts to embed technology in social innovations.

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ISBN 978-94-6208-148-2 | 1. edition | June 2014 | sold out | authors: Maarten Hajer, Ton Dassen | design: Catalogtree | English | paperback | 17 x 23.5 cm | 250 pages | illustrated (55 full color) | in conjunction with: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

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