Almere | Cambridge
Harvard Graduate School of Design | International New Town Institute | University of Pennsylvania Press
Deze maand verscheen bij University of Pennsylvania Press de publicatie ‘New Towns for the Twenty-First Century: A Guide to Planned Communities Worldwide’, samengesteld door Richard Peiser en Ann Forsyth van de Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Richard Peiser is Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development aan de Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Ann Forsyth is Ruth and Frank Stanton Professor of Urban Planning aan de Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Samen met Michelle Provoost (Crimson Historians & Urbanists en International New Town Institute) droeg ik aan deze publicatie bij met het hoofdstuk ‘Governing an Adolescent Society: The Case of Almere’ (Het besturen van een onervaren samenleving: de casus Almere). Een artikel dat dieper ingaat op de bestuurlijke ontwikkeling en conditie van Almere.[Samenvatting publicatie]
“New towns-large, comprehensively planned developments on newly urbanized land-boast a mix of spaces that, in their ideal form, provide opportunities for all of the activities of daily life. From garden cities to science cities, new capitals to large military facilities, hundreds were built in the twentieth century and their approaches to planning and development were influential far beyond the new towns themselves. Although new towns are notoriously difficult to execute and their popularity has waxed and waned, major new town initiatives are increasing around the globe, notably in East Asia, South Asia, and Africa.
New Towns for the Twenty-First Century considers the ideals behind new-town development, the practice of building them, and their outcomes. A roster of international and interdisciplinary contributors examines their design, planning, finances, management, governance, quality of life, and sustainability. Case studies provide histories of new towns in the United States, Asia, Africa, and Europe and impart lessons learned from practitioners. The volume identifies opportunities afforded by new towns for confronting future challenges related to climate change, urban population growth, affordable housing, economic development, and quality of life.
Featuring inventories of classic new towns, twentieth-century new towns with populations over 30,000, and twenty-first-century new towns, the volume is a valuable resource for governments, policy makers, and real estate developers as well as planners, designers, and educators.”