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Jigsaw City : AECOM's redefinition of the Asian new town / by Claire Jacobson & Daniel Elsea.

By: Jacobson, Clare, 1965- [author.].
Contributor(s): Elsea, Daniel [author.].
Publisher: Novato, Calif : ORO Editions, [2015]Description: 311 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781935935520 (pbk.).Subject(s): New towns -- Planning | Architecture, Modern -- 20th century | New towns -- Asia -- Planning | City planning -- Asia | Urbanization -- AsiaDDC classification: 307.768095 CLA Summary: Jigsaw City explores the phenomenon of growth in Asia through the lens of AECOMS's work to create new urban settlements of many types at many scales. From India, to China, to the Phillippines, the developments explored include regional infastructure corridors, transit-oriented city extensions, downtown redevelopments, new communities, mixed-use open space districts, environmental conservation frameworks and ecological restorations. On display are the efforts of strategic planners, environmental and ecological planners, masterplanners, urban designers, landscape architects, and civil engineering to deliver the places and infrastructure needed by rapidly growing populations and economies. At stake is quality of life for millions of people, the rise of a new Asian middle class, and the question of whether frenetic growth can be brought into balance with natural systems already strained to the breaking point. The premise of the book and of AECOM's work in the region is that an interdisciplinary placemaking approach driven by a landscape urbanist ethos holds the best hope for tackling challenges of such magnitude.
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Jigsaw City explores the phenomenon of growth in Asia through the lens of AECOMS's work to create new urban settlements of many types at many scales. From India, to China, to the Phillippines, the developments explored include regional infastructure corridors, transit-oriented city extensions, downtown redevelopments, new communities, mixed-use open space districts, environmental conservation frameworks and ecological restorations. On display are the efforts of strategic planners, environmental and ecological planners, masterplanners, urban designers, landscape architects, and civil engineering to deliver the places and infrastructure needed by rapidly growing populations and economies. At stake is quality of life for millions of people, the rise of a new Asian middle class, and the question of whether frenetic growth can be brought into balance with natural systems already strained to the breaking point. The premise of the book and of AECOM's work in the region is that an interdisciplinary placemaking approach driven by a landscape urbanist ethos holds the best hope for tackling challenges of such magnitude.

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