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Recycling Spaces: Curating Urban Evolution: The Work of Martha Schwartz Partners Hardcover – December 12, 2011

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In Recycling Spaces, the work of a world-renowned landscape practice, Martha Schwartz Partners, demonstrates the active role of the designed landscape in curating the evolution of healthy and sustainable urban centers. The book explores the potential of the public realm to answer some of the toughest questions facing 21st-century cities: How to breathe new life into dying city centers; how to creating meaningful neighborhoods in rapidly growing urban areas; how to add economic and social value to depleted resource landscapes; and how to adjust to the constant changes in the urban lifecycle. Through conversations with experts in the fields of landscape architecture, economics, and urbanism, and a selection of recent projects by Martha Schwartz Partners, this book offers a comprehensive picture of the role of public space in the long-term sustainability of the world's urban centers and an optimistic approach to the future of our cities.

About the Author

Martha Schwartz is President of Martha Schwartz Partners in London, UK and Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. She is a professor in practice of landscape architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and co-founder of the Working Group for Sustainable Cities at Harvard University.

Emily Waugh is a lecturer in landscape architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and founding principal of Survey, a studio focused on writing, editing, curating, research, graphic design, and communication. Emily lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Charles Waldheim is Professor and Chair of the faculty of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His research focuses on landscape architecture in relation to contemporary urbanism. He coined the term landscape urbanism to describe emerging landscape design practices in the context of North American urbanism and has written extensively on the subject.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: ORO Editions (December 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935935038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935935032
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,299,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Charles on August 8, 2013
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This was a great book that explains the thoughtful approach to a variety of urban design and planning projects. It is an easy read with great pictures that I would recommend to any landscape architect, urban designer, or planner.
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This is a good book to add to collection of our other landscape books in our library! Thx so much!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By celeste on May 3, 2013
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thanks, the book is what i expected, i appreciate the time. no problem with the book and cover. ok ok
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