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Planning twentieth century capital cities /​ edited by David Gordon.

Contributor(s): Gordon, David L. A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Planning, history, and environment series. Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2006Description: xvi, 302 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780415557344 (pbk.); 0415557348 (pbk.); 9780203481561 (ebk.); 0203481569 (ebk.).Subject(s): City planning -- Cross-cultural studiesDDC classification: 307.1216 PLA Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
1. Capital Cities in the Twentieth Century /​ Davod L.A. Gordon 2. Seven Types of Capital City /​ Peter Hall 3. The Urban Design of Twentieth Century Capitals /​ Lawrence J. Vale 4. Paris: From the Legacy of Haussmann to the Pursuit of Cultural Supremacy /​ Paul White 5. Moscow and St Petersburg: A Tale of Two Capitals /​ Michael H. Lang 6. Helsinki: From Provincial to National Centre /​ Laura Kolbe 7. London: The Contradictory Capital /​ Dennis Hardy 8. Tokyo: Forged by Market Forces and Not the Power of Planning /​ Shun-ichi J. Watanabe 9. Washington: The DC's History of Unresolved Planning Conflicts /​ Isabelle Gournay 10. Canberra: Where Landscape is Pre-Eminent /​ Christopher Vernon 11. Ottawa-Hull: Lumber Town to National Capital /​ David L.A. Gordon 12. Brasília: A Capital in the Hinterland /​ Geraldo Nogueira Batista, et al. 13. New Delhi: Imperial Capital to Capital of the World's Largest Democracy /​ Souro D. Joardar 14. Berlin: Capital under Changing Political Regimes /​ Wolfgang Sonne 15. Rome: Where Great Events not Regular Planning Bring Development /​ Giorgio Piccinato 16. Chandigarh: India's Modernist Experiment /​ Nihal Perera 17. Brussels: Capital of Belgium and 'Capital of Europe' /​ Carola Hein 18. New York City: Super-Capital Not by Government Alone /​ Eugenie L. Birch 19. What is the Future of Capital Cities? /​ Peter Hall.
Summary: "The twentieth century witnessed an unprecedented increase in the number of capital cities worldwide in 1900 there were only about forty, but by 2000 there were more than two hundred. And this, surely, is reason enough for a book devoted to the planning and development of capital cities in the twentieth century. However, the focus here is not only on recently created capitals. Indeed, the case studies which make up the core of the book show that, while very different, the development of London or Rome presents as great a challenge to planners and politicians as the design and building of Brasília or Chandigarh. Put simply, this book sets out to explore what makes capital cities different from other cities, why their planning is unique, and why there is such variety from one city to another. Sir Peter Hall's 'Seven Types of Capital City' and Lawrence Val7F 19s 'The Urban Design of Twentieth Century Capital Cities' provide the setting for the fifteen case studies which follow Paris, Moscow and St Petersburg, Helsinki, London, Tokyo, Washington, Canberra, Ottawa-Hull, Brasília, New Delhi, Berlin, Rome, Chandigarh, Brussels, New York. To bring the book to a close Peter Hall looks to the future of capital cities in the twenty-first century. For anyone with an interest in urban planning and design, architectural, planning and urban history, urban geography, or simply capital cities and why they are what they are, Planning Twentieth Century Capital Cities will be the key source book for a long time to come." -- Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Capital Cities in the Twentieth Century /​ Davod L.A. Gordon
2. Seven Types of Capital City /​ Peter Hall
3. The Urban Design of Twentieth Century Capitals /​ Lawrence J. Vale
4. Paris: From the Legacy of Haussmann to the Pursuit of Cultural Supremacy /​ Paul White
5. Moscow and St Petersburg: A Tale of Two Capitals /​ Michael H. Lang
6. Helsinki: From Provincial to National Centre /​ Laura Kolbe
7. London: The Contradictory Capital /​ Dennis Hardy
8. Tokyo: Forged by Market Forces and Not the Power of Planning /​ Shun-ichi J. Watanabe
9. Washington: The DC's History of Unresolved Planning Conflicts /​ Isabelle Gournay
10. Canberra: Where Landscape is Pre-Eminent /​ Christopher Vernon
11. Ottawa-Hull: Lumber Town to National Capital /​ David L.A. Gordon
12. Brasília: A Capital in the Hinterland /​ Geraldo Nogueira Batista, et al.
13. New Delhi: Imperial Capital to Capital of the World's Largest Democracy /​ Souro D. Joardar
14. Berlin: Capital under Changing Political Regimes /​ Wolfgang Sonne
15. Rome: Where Great Events not Regular Planning Bring Development /​ Giorgio Piccinato
16. Chandigarh: India's Modernist Experiment /​ Nihal Perera
17. Brussels: Capital of Belgium and 'Capital of Europe' /​ Carola Hein
18. New York City: Super-Capital Not by Government Alone /​ Eugenie L. Birch
19. What is the Future of Capital Cities? /​ Peter Hall.

"The twentieth century witnessed an unprecedented increase in the number of capital cities worldwide in 1900 there were only about forty, but by 2000 there were more than two hundred. And this, surely, is reason enough for a book devoted to the planning and development of capital cities in the twentieth century. However, the focus here is not only on recently created capitals. Indeed, the case studies which make up the core of the book show that, while very different, the development of London or Rome presents as great a challenge to planners and politicians as the design and building of Brasília or Chandigarh. Put simply, this book sets out to explore what makes capital cities different from other cities, why their planning is unique, and why there is such variety from one city to another. Sir Peter Hall's 'Seven Types of Capital City' and Lawrence Val7F 19s 'The Urban Design of Twentieth Century Capital Cities' provide the setting for the fifteen case studies which follow Paris, Moscow and St Petersburg, Helsinki, London, Tokyo, Washington, Canberra, Ottawa-Hull, Brasília, New Delhi, Berlin, Rome, Chandigarh, Brussels, New York. To bring the book to a close Peter Hall looks to the future of capital cities in the twenty-first century. For anyone with an interest in urban planning and design, architectural, planning and urban history, urban geography, or simply capital cities and why they are what they are, Planning Twentieth Century Capital Cities will be the key source book for a long time to come." -- Publisher's website.

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