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Directors of urban change in Asia
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ISBN: 1134267371 1280281375 9786610281374 0203023218 9780203023211 9780415350891 0415350891 6610281378 0415350891 9781134267378 9781134267323 1134267320 9781134267361 1134267363 9780415405874 0415405874 9781280281372 Year: 2005 Publisher: London ;New York Routledge

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Bringing together a group of international scholars, Directors of Urban Change in Asia examines who the 'directors' for urban change are in an eclectic mix of Asian cities. The books discusses how, in the majority of cases, urban change has come about primarily as the result of visionary leaders, on national, regional and local levels. It also makes clear that the less successful cities have tended to lack such leaders.

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ISBN: 9781138010789 9780203041116 9781136221217 9781136221286 9781136221354 9780710312792 Year: 2006 Publisher: London ;New York Kegan Paul

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Cities full of symbols : a theory of urban space and culture
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ISBN: 9087281250 9789087281250 9786613522733 9400600445 128011844X 9789400600447 9781280118449 Year: 2011 Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands : Leiden University Press,

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Cities are full of symbols that bear the meanings that together constitute urban culture. These interdisciplinary case studies, from Yogyakarta to Leiden and from Buenos Aires to New York, employ urban symbolism theory and a focus on such symbols as the city's layout, statues, street names and popular culture. This book examines design proposals that show symbolic handling of the 9/11 attack on New York, the disaster symbolism of the ship washed ashore by the tsunami in Banda Aceh, and the design of the symbol of the city of Cape Town derived from a remnant of Dutch colonial architecture, or the mass pilgrimage to Elvis's Graceland in Memphis. 'Cities Full of Symbols' develops urban symbolic ecology and hypercity approaches into a new perspective on social cohesion. Approaches of architects, anthropologists, sociologists, social geographers and historians converge to make this a book for anyone interested in urban life, policymaking and city branding.--Cover.


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Indonesian houses : survey of vernacular architecture in western Indonesia
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ISBN: 900425398X 9789004253988 9789067183055 9067183059 Year: 2008 Volume: 207, 251 Publisher: Leiden : KITLV Press,

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This collection aims to attract attention to the admirable achievements of indigenous builders in Indonesia and to contribute to a broader sense of commitment to the endangered architectural heritage in the region. It presents the second part of the results of a research project on vernacular architecture in western Indonesia, sponsored by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. The volume is intended to provide an introduction to all relevant vernacular architectural traditions and developments in western Indonesia. The 21 contributions, all written by researchers with long first-hand experience in the area they are dealing with, are arranged according to the location of the ethnic groups from west to east—from Aceh to Western Java. Each contributor was asked to enrich the architectural description with a self-chosen particular topic illustrating social, ideological and environmental peculiarities of the field situation. The book takes account of the rich diversity of the various contexts and artistic elaborations that developed in the region. The first collection of essays, Indonesian houses, Volume 1: Tradition and transformation in vernacular architecture , was published as nr. 207 of the Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Leiden, 2003). It focussed on case studies demonstrating how a common architectural heritage has been affected by historical changes, giving shape to a multiplicity of local developments and adaptations both in their material aspects and in their functions as objects of social value and meaning.


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BIBLIOGRAFIE URBANISATIE IN INDONESIE

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