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The Grand Projet. Understanding the Making and Impact of Urban Megaprojects | Kees Christiaanse, Naomi Hanakata, Anna Gasco | 9789462084803 | nai010

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The Grand Projet

Understanding the Making and Impact of Urban Megaprojects

Author:Kees Christiaanse, Naomi Hanakata, Anna Gasco

Publisher:nai010

ISBN: 978-94-6208-480-3

  • Hardcover
  • English
  • 480 Pages
  • Aug 26, 2019

Urban Megaprojects – here referred to as Grands Projets – are increasing in number all over the world. They have become major drivers for urban intensification and oftentimes set out to take a city’s expansion to the next level. As such, Grands Projets can be read as manifestations of the larger economic and political agenda of their city and they offer a productive moment to investigate current urban trends in a globally connected form of concentrated urbanization.

The book looks into the adaptive and inclusive capacities that urban megaprojects can offer. It provides a new and for the first time comprehensive reading of selected urban megaprojects in Asia and Europe, and a comparative view of key moments regarding their role in contemporary urban development.

Eight case studies: Downtown Core  Singapore, HafenCity Hamburg, Kings’ Cross London, La Défense Paris, Lujiazui Shanghai, Marunouchi Tokyo, West Kowloon Hong Kong, and 22@ Barcelona

Design: Joost Grootens

Urban Megaprojects – here referred to as Grands Projets – are increasing in number all over the world. They have become major drivers for urban intensification and oftentimes set out to take a city’s expansion to the next level. As such, Grands Projets can be read as manifestations of the larger economic and political agenda of their city and they offer a productive moment to investigate current urban trends in a globally connected form of concentrated urbanization.

The book looks into the adaptive and inclusive capacities that urban megaprojects can offer. It provides a new and for the first time comprehensive reading of selected urban megaprojects in Asia and Europe, and a comparative view of key moments regarding their role in contemporary urban development.

Eight case studies: Downtown Core  Singapore, HafenCity Hamburg, Kings’ Cross London, La Défense Paris, Lujiazui Shanghai, Marunouchi Tokyo, West Kowloon Hong Kong, and 22@ Barcelona

Design: Joost Grootens

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