Soft City

Soft City
Publisher Island Press
Release Date
Category Architecture
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781642830187
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Imagine waking up to the gentle noises of the city, and moving through your day with complete confidence that you will get where you need to go quickly and efficiently. Soft City is about ease and comfort, where density has a human dimension, adapting to our ever-changing needs, nurturing relationships, and accommodating the pleasures of everyday life. How do we move from the current reality in most cites—separated uses and lengthy commutes in single-occupancy vehicles that drain human, environmental, and community resources—to support a soft city approach? In Soft City David Sim, partner and creative director at Gehl, shows how this is possible, presenting ideas and graphic examples from around the globe. He draws from his vast design experience to make a case for a dense and diverse built environment at a human scale, which he presents through a series of observations of older and newer places, and a range of simple built phenomena, some traditional and some totally new inventions. Sim shows that increasing density is not enough. The soft city must consider the organization and layout of the built environment for more fluid movement and comfort, a diversity of building types, and thoughtful design to ensure a sustainable urban environment and society. Soft City begins with the big ideas of happiness and quality of life, and then shows how they are tied to the way we live. The heart of the book is highly visual and shows the building blocks for neighborhoods: building types and their organization and orientation; how we can get along as we get around a city; and living with the weather. As every citizen deals with the reality of a changing climate, Soft City explores how the built environment can adapt and respond. Soft City offers inspiration, ideas, and guidance for anyone interested in city building. Sim shows how to make any city more efficient, more livable, and better connected to the environment.

Soft City
  • Author : David Sim
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20

Imagine waking up to the gentle noises of the city, and moving through your day with complete confidence that you will get where you need to go quickly and efficiently. Soft City is about ease and comfort, where density has a human dimension, adapting to our ever-changing needs, nurturing relationships,

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Soft City
  • Author : Jonathan Raban
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31

With an introduction by Iain Sinclair In the city we can live deliberately: inventing and renewing ourselves, carving out journeys, creating private spaces. But in the city we are also afraid of being alone, clinging to the structures of daily life to ward off the chaos around us. How is

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Pushwagners Soft City
  • Author : Hariton Pushwagner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008

Read online Pushwagners Soft City written by Hariton Pushwagner, published by which was released on 2008. Download full Pushwagners Soft City Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Soft City
  • Author : Jonathan Raban
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2017-10-19

With an introduction by Iain SinclairIn the city we can live deliberately: inventing and renewing ourselves, carving out journeys, creating private spaces. But in the city we are also afraid of being alone, clinging to the structures of daily life to ward off the chaos around us. How is it

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Soft City Culture and Technology
  • Author : Carl Skelton
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-09-20

Soft City Culture and Technology: The Betaville Project discusses the complete cycle of conception, development, and deployment of the Betaville platform. Betaville is a massively participatory online environment for distributed 3D design and development of proposals for changes to the built environment– an experimental integration of art, design, and software

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Hypersexual City
  • Author : Nicole Kalms
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-31

Much of feminist architectural scholarship focuses on the enormous task of instating women’s experience of space into spatial praxis. Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft-Core Urbanism suggests this attention to women’s invisibility in sociocultural space has overlooked the complex ways in which women already occupy space, albeit mostly

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Cities for People
  • Author : Jan Gehl
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05

For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on

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Soft City
  • Author : Jonathan Raban
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988

Raban's documentary portrait of metropolitan life written as part thesis, part reportage and part autobiography.

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The Hard State  Soft City of Singapore
  • Author : Simone Shu-Yeng Chung,Mike Douglass
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-07

With Singapore serving as the subject of exploration, the volume explores the purview of imaginative representations of the city. Alongside the physical structures and associated practices that make up our lived environment, and the conceptualised space engineered into material form by bureaucrats, experts and commercial interests, a perceptual layer of

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Soft City
  • Author : Pushwagner
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2016

""GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY. . . " So dawns a new day in Soft City, where pill-stuffed citizens sit in traffic, march off to work at Soft Inc., zone out in front of the TV news, and shop, shop, shop. The only graphic novel by the legendary Norwegian pop artist Hariton Pushwagner-- completed in 1975,

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Cities  Museums and Soft Power
  • Author : Gail Dexter Lord,Ngaire Blankenberg
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-07-08

In Cities, Museums and Soft Power, museum planners Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg demonstrate how museums and cities are using their soft power to address some of the most important issues of our time. Soft power is the exercise of influence through attraction, persuasion, and agenda setting rather than military

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Walkable City
  • Author : Jeff Speck
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13

Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city,

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Kings in Exile
  • Author : Charles G.D. Roberts
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15

Reproduction of the original: Kings in Exile by Charles G.D. Roberts

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City of Bits
  • Author : William John Mitchell
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1996

Read online City of Bits written by William John Mitchell, published by MIT Press which was released on 1996. Download full City of Bits Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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101 Things I Learned   in Urban Design School
  • Author : Matthew Frederick,Vikas Mehta
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03

Providing unique, accessible lessons on urban design, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals. Students of urban design often find themselves lost between books that are either highly academic or overly formulaic, leaving them

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