Holzapfel, Helmut.,

Urbanism and transport : building blocks for architects and city and transport planners / Helmut Holzapfel. - New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2015. - ix, 116 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-111) and index.

Streets and transport: separation or connection?
What we think about transport and urbanism
Mobility: a culture and a phenomenon of industrialisation
The relationship of urban development and transport
A few hypotheses and methodological approaches to clarify the relation of urbanism and transport
Persons and space
What is the city, what are urban conditions? regarding the object of analysis
House, street, network - Small-scale organisation and urbanism
The role of small-scale spatial relationships
The street and the house in the settlement
Street networks and the intersection
Separation, disintegration and displacement - The strategies of industrialisation in transport
The separation of the house from the street and the loss of the street as a place to spend time
Changes in the transport networks
The prevalence of distance-oriented planning in the 1950s and 60s - and the isolation of residents in new Fordist forms of settlement
The development of the street network
Social aspects of the organisation of the city and transport
Transport and "social space"
The interaction of transport networks and social relations
Bigger and bigger, further and further! - the fascination and implementation of the enormous in the previous century
Development of axis concepts
The accelerated and unrestricted development of transport infrastructure and the apogee of fordist planning
Critical or "alternative" transport planning in Germany since the 1970
Desolate locations or the forgotten basis of a critique of modernism
Post-modern transport planning
The locality in global competition or the city as point in a transport network
Bridges in the archipelago: creating new networks
What are examples of new transport planning in Germany and in Europe as a whole?
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Foreword; 1 Introduction; Streets and Transport: Separation or Connection?; 2 What We Think About Transport and Urbanism; Mobility: A Culture and Phenomenon of Industrialisation; The Relationship Between Urban Development and Transport; A Few Hypotheses and Methodological Approaches to Clarify the Relation Between Urbanism and Transport; 3 House, Street, Network: Small-Scale Organisation and Urbanism; The Role of Small-Scale Spatial Relationships; The Street and the House in the Settlement.
Street Networks and the IntersectionSeparation, Disintegration, and Displacement-The Strategies of Industrialisation in Transport; Social Aspects of the Organisation of the City and Transport; 4 Transport and "Social Space"; The Interaction of Transport Networks and Social Relations; Bigger and Bigger, Further and Further! The Fascination with and Implementation of the Enormous in the Previous Century; The Accelerated and Unrestricted Development of Transport Infrastructure and the Apogee of Fordist Planning; Critical or "Alternative" Transport Planning in Germany since 1970.
Desolate Locations or the Forgotten Basis of a Critique of ModernismPostmodern Transport Planning; The Locality in Global Competition or the City as a Point in a Transport Network; 5 Bridges in the Archipelago: Creating New Networks; 6 What Are Examples of New Transport Planning in Germany and in Europe as a Whole?; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index.

"Helmut Holzapfel's Urbanism and Transport in Germany, a bestseller in its own country, now available in English, examines the history and the future of urban design for transport in major European cities. Holzapfel shows the social impact of the automobile throughout German and European history, and the cultural, political, and economic processes that promoted it. From the unlikely birth of the automobile in Germany, and its shared history with the fascist government of 1933-1945, to new models of "shared space" and street and settlement networks, Holzapfel shows how the car has shaped the urban fabric of Europe, from roads, to neighborhoods and houses, to the city at large. Focusing not just on planning, but on historical, architectural, and economic factors, Urbanism and Transport in Germany offers new vistas and solutions to problems of urban sprawl and automobile-centric urban design"--Provided by publisher.

9781138798182 (pbk.) 9781138798175 (hbk.) 9781315756714 (ebk.)


Urban transportation--Germany.
Traffic engineering--Germany.
City planning--Germany.

HE311.G3 / H65 2015

713.0943 HOL / 007692
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