Designing Urban Transformation

Designing Urban Transformation

The book is a rare integration of theory and practice that proposes essential ways of rethinking city-design-and-building processes, while drawing critical lessons from actual examples of such processes.

Author: Aseem Inam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135006396

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

View: 630

While designers possess the creative capabilities of shaping cities, their often-singular obsession with form and aesthetics actually reduces their effectiveness as they are at the mercy of more powerful generators of urban form. In response to this paradox, Designing Urban Transformation addresses the incredible potential of urban practice to radically change cities for the better. The book focuses on a powerful question, "What can urbanism be?" by arguing that the most significant transformations occur by fundamentally rethinking concepts, practices, and outcomes. Drawing inspiration from the philosophical movement known as Pragmatism, the book proposes three conceptual shifts for transformative urban practice: (a) beyond material objects: city as flux, (b) beyond intentions: consequences of design, and (c) beyond practice: urbanism as creative political act. Pragmatism encourages us to consider how we can make deeper and more systemic changes and how urbanism itself can be a design strategy for such transformations. To illuminate how these conceptual shifts operate in vastly different contexts through analysis of transformative urban initiatives and projects in Belo Horizonte, Boston, Cairo, Karachi, Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Paris. The book is a rare integration of theory and practice that proposes essential ways of rethinking city-design-and-building processes, while drawing critical lessons from actual examples of such processes.
Categories: Architecture

Designing Transformation

Designing Transformation

This book explores how Jewish architects and patrons influenced and reformed the design of towns and cities through commercial buildings, urban landscaping and other material culture.

Author: Elana Shapira

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350172319

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 726

Jewish designers and architects played a key role in shaping the interwar architecture of Central Europe, and in the respective countries where they settled following the Nazi's rise to power. This book explores how Jewish architects and patrons influenced and reformed the design of towns and cities through commercial buildings, urban landscaping and other material culture. It also examines how modern identities evolved in the context of migration, commercial and professional networks, and in relation to the conflict between nationalist ideologies and international aspirations in Central Europe and beyond. Pointing to the production within cultural platforms shared by Jews and Christians, the book's research sheds new light on the importance of integrating Jews into Central European design and aesthetic history. Leading historians, curators, archivists and architects present their critical analyses further to 'design' the past and push forward a transformation in the historical consciousness of Central Europe. By reconsidering the seminal role of Central European émigré and exiled architects and designers in shaping today's global design cultures, this book further strengthens humanistic, progressive and pluralistic cultural trends in Europe today.
Categories: History

Designing Transformation

Designing Transformation

Designing Transformation: Jews and Cultural Identity in Central European Modernism (Symposium) (2019 : Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien) Title: Designing transformation : Jews and cultural identity in Central European modernism ...

Author: Elana Shapira

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350172296

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 197

Jewish designers and architects played a key role in shaping the interwar architecture of Central Europe, and in the respective countries where they settled following the Nazi's rise to power. This book explores how Jewish architects and patrons influenced and reformed the design of towns and cities through commercial buildings, urban landscaping and other material culture. It also examines how modern identities evolved in the context of migration, commercial and professional networks, and in relation to the conflict between nationalist ideologies and international aspirations in Central Europe and beyond. Pointing to the production within cultural platforms shared by Jews and Christians, the book's research sheds new light on the importance of integrating Jews into Central European design and aesthetic history. Leading historians, curators, archivists and architects present their critical analyses further to 'design' the past and push forward a transformation in the historical consciousness of Central Europe. By reconsidering the seminal role of Central European émigré and exiled architects and designers in shaping today's global design cultures, this book further strengthens humanistic, progressive and pluralistic cultural trends in Europe today.
Categories: History

Designing Urban Transformation

Designing Urban Transformation

This marriage accomplishes twothings: it emphasizesthe significanceof the underlying conceptual framework derived from the philosophy of Pragmatism as apowerfulforce in rethinking urbanism for designing transformation, andit illustrates ...

Author: Aseem Inam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135006389

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

View: 534

While designers possess the creative capabilities of shaping cities, their often-singular obsession with form and aesthetics actually reduces their effectiveness as they are at the mercy of more powerful generators of urban form. In response to this paradox, Designing Urban Transformation addresses the incredible potential of urban practice to radically change cities for the better. The book focuses on a powerful question, "What can urbanism be?" by arguing that the most significant transformations occur by fundamentally rethinking concepts, practices, and outcomes. Drawing inspiration from the philosophical movement known as Pragmatism, the book proposes three conceptual shifts for transformative urban practice: (a) beyond material objects: city as flux, (b) beyond intentions: consequences of design, and (c) beyond practice: urbanism as creative political act. Pragmatism encourages us to consider how we can make deeper and more systemic changes and how urbanism itself can be a design strategy for such transformations. To illuminate how these conceptual shifts operate in vastly different contexts through analysis of transformative urban initiatives and projects in Belo Horizonte, Boston, Cairo, Karachi, Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Paris. The book is a rare integration of theory and practice that proposes essential ways of rethinking city-design-and-building processes, while drawing critical lessons from actual examples of such processes.
Categories: Architecture

Designing the Digital Transformation

Designing the Digital Transformation

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2017, held in May/June 2017 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Author: Alexander Maedche

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319591445

Category: Computers

Page: 492

View: 800

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2017, held in May/June 2017 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The 25 full and 11 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 66 full and 19 short papers. The contributions are organized in topical sections named: DSR in business process management; DSR in human computer interaction; DSR in data science and business analytics; DSR in service science; methodological contributions; domain-specific DSR applications; emerging themes and new ideas; and products and prototypes.
Categories: Computers

Designing for Transformation

Designing for Transformation

In response, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the IDB Group, comprised of the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB invest, and IDB Lab, with the support from the CIF, commissioned the development of “Designing for transformation”.

Author: Sofía Viguri

Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

View: 685

This document is a guidance for practitioners seeking to design climate change interventions with greater potential to exert transformational change (TrC). It has a series of guiding sheets with recommendations on how to introduce insights of TrC in the tools, methods, and approaches (TMAs) used for climate programming. These TMA guiding sheets cover: theory of change, market, economic and gender analyses, feasibility studies, among others. Each uses real-world examples of investments in renewable energies, sustainable forest management, climate resilience and clean technologies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Designing for Situated Knowledge Transformation

Designing for Situated Knowledge Transformation

Designing. for. Situated. Knowledge. Transformation. How can knowledge developed in one context be put to use in other contexts? How can students learn to do so? How can educators design for learning this?

Author: Nina Bonderup Dohn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000735383

Category: Education

Page: 294

View: 852

How can knowledge developed in one context be put to use in other contexts? How can students learn to do so? How can educators design for learning this? These are fundamental challenges to many forms of education. The challenges are amplified in contemporary society where people traverse many different contexts and where contexts themselves are continuously changing. Designing for Situated Knowledge Transformation provides a structured answer to these questions, through an investigation of the theoretical, empirical, methodological and pedagogical design aspects which they involve. Raising profound questions about the nature of knowledge, of situativity, and of transfer, transformation and resituation, it calls for and provides extended empirical studies of the forms of transformation that knowledge undergoes when people find themselves in new contexts while relying on existing knowledge. Considering many avenues of practical application and insight, Designing for Situated Knowledge Transformation develops a coherent framework for developing learning designs for knowledge transformation that is crucial in today’s educational settings.
Categories: Education

Designing for Change

Designing for Change

The book provides a comprehensive framework — easy to understand yet powerful enough to cope with the challenges of fundamental change.

Author: Colin Bainbridge

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471964522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 150

The ability to cope with change is an ever more essential strategic capability; change is occurring on every side with those who cannot respond rapidly being overhauled by their competitors. However, modern organisations are complex, and increasingly, change initiatives affect many different, interrelated parts of the business ? processes, people, organisation and structure, IT and culture. Change is happening in so many areas at once that some organisations face overload. Designing for Change shows how to achieve change in a controlled and coordinated manner by designing the core processes within an enterprise and using those designs to drive the change activities through to completion. The book is firmly rooted in the practical steps necessary to move from theory to implementation and shows how to take the new designs forward to specify and develop new organisational structures, people capabilities and IT systems brings clarity to the much-hyped concept of process, using familiar terms and concepts to show how to convert designs and intentions into realities presents a flexible framework which can be adapted for particular environments and organisations provides pragmatic advice for coping with the realities of change resistance, selecting and motivating the change team, managing complexity, communication, culture change and winning the commitment of those involved. Designing for Change stems from Colin Bainbridge?s hands-on project experience. The book is presented in such a way that those responsible for a particular aspect of change ? whether HR, IT or line management ? are able to understand the context of their work within the overall change initiative.
Categories: Business & Economics

Shenzhen

Shenzhen

Author: Joan Busquets

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:694227095

Category: Architecture

Page: 171

View: 470

Categories: Architecture

Designing for Change

Designing for Change

This is a case study of the University Innovation Fellows student program, an example of how their theories have played out in higher education.

Author: Beverly Wenger-Trayner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1733735402

Category:

Page: 100

View: 252

Designing for Change brings to life decades of research in social learning theory by Beverly and Etienne Wenger-Trayner. This is a case study of the University Innovation Fellows student program, an example of how their theories have played out in higher education. While learning has historically been associated with mental acquisition of a curriculum, colleges and universities today are recognizing that our young people must leave school prepared to tackle complex, real-world problems that are not always found in textbooks. How might we provide students with opportunities to gain these necessary skills and mindsets? The learning frameworks and stories in this book will provide insights into how social learning theory can be used to help students approach challenges head-on and create meaningful solutions that benefit everyone.
Categories:

Integrated Formal Methods

Integrated Formal Methods

However, designing transformation algorithms for achieving convergence is a critical and challenging issue. In this paper, we address the verification of OT algorithms with a symbolic model-checking technique.

Author: Dominique Méry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642162657

Category: Computers

Page: 337

View: 227

Annotation. This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Integrated Formal Methods, IFM 2010, held in Nancy, France, in October 2010. The 20 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 59 submissions. The papers address the spectrum of integrated formal methods, ranging from formal and semiformal notations, semantics, refinement, verification and model transformations to type systems, logics, tools and case studies.
Categories: Computers

Developing Intercultural Competence and Transformation

Developing Intercultural Competence and Transformation

As with all other learning , we can only create favorable conditions for growth and transformation . ... The introductory chapter , Chapter 1 , “ Designing Transformation in International Education , ” makes the case for emphasizing ...

Author: Victor Savicki

Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015073992383

Category: Education

Page: 375

View: 962

Enrolments in international education programs are projected to grow. This book provides study abroad educators with a theoretical framework and examples of practice to craft more meaningful activities that will make a long-term difference in the quality of student experiences, and set the stage for transformative change. [Publisher, ed].
Categories: Education

Agile Procurement

Agile Procurement

This book is the second of two volumes presenting a business model to add value through Procurement.

Author: Bernardo Nicoletti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319610856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

View: 415

This book is the second of two volumes presenting a business model to add value through Procurement. Including several case studies of successful implementation, it demonstrates how the increasing complexity of the business environment requires a significant intervention on the management of processes and information within individual organizations and through inter-company relations. Agile Procurement presents the application of the Agile method which optimizes and digitizes processes in order to reduce wastage and defects. As a method, tool and a culture aimed at effectiveness, efficiency and economy of organizations, Agile Procurement requires a change of paradigm. This volume examines these areas of improvement and presents best practice in the digitization of the processes. The last chapter examines the near future developments of the procurement, which the author labels Procurement 4.0. It presents also how new solutions, like Blockchain, could revolutionize procurement.
Categories: Business & Economics

Plastic Green

Plastic Green

Summary: "This book gathers a series of design research projects produced in 2007, that investigate alternative ways of constructing our relations with our environment. Environment is a nebulous term that often implies nature.

Author: Pia Ednie Brown

Publisher: RMIT Publishing

ISBN: 1921426071

Category: Design

Page: 181

View: 324

Summary: "This book gathers a series of design research projects produced in 2007, that investigate alternative ways of constructing our relations with our environment. Environment is a nebulous term that often implies nature. It is implied here too, but only in the sense of the nature of complex, dynamic relations. This includes that other called culture, where we are embedded in environment: we as complex sub-entities both distinguishable and inseparable from an encompassing complex, dynamic entity called environment. If green has become another word for environmental or, of the - environment, then we are part of its hue"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Design

Transforming Ethnopolitical Conflict

Transforming Ethnopolitical Conflict

With the evolution of transformation and process-oriented approaches to peacebuilding, the concept of ripeness has lost ... levels Analysing Conflict and Assessing Conflict Transformation Designing Transformation and Intervention Processes.

Author: Alex Austin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783663056423

Category: Political Science

Page: 466

View: 426

Das englischsprachige Berghof Handbook ist das internationale Referenzwerk zum Thema Konflikttransformation. The Berghof Handbook offers both practitioners and scholars a systematic overview of the state-of-the-art of conflict transformation.
Categories: Political Science

Designing Correct Circuits

Designing Correct Circuits

In each transformation step we change the form of the specification description but preserve its meaning . We are designing an experimental design tool to assist the designer during the circuit derivation process .

Author: Jørgen Staunstrup

Publisher: North Holland

ISBN: CORNELL:31924062711001

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 287

View: 834

The papers compiled in this volume cover a wide range of topics within the general area of provably correct design, including proofs of fundamental results, post hoc formal verification of designs and design techniques where correctness is ensured by construction. The papers are unique in that they demonstrate the use of design techniques for designing real chips. The book should, thus, not be missed by students and researchers interested in the deployment of formally-based techniques on real problems within a great diversity of application areas. Application areas treated within the volume range from packet-routers, arbiters, multiprocessors, serial-parallel converters and CPUs - to arithmetic units and counters. A significant group of the papers is concerned with the special requirements of asynchronous and delay-insensitive design.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

A Tripartite Seed

A Tripartite Seed

The Future Creating Capacity of Designing, Learning, and Systems Gordon Rowland ... As in the illumination stage of creative designing , transformation is characterized by insights and by seeing things from new perspectives ...

Author: Gordon Rowland

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015048768223

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 196

This text takes a view on imagining, triggering and guiding change. Concepts of designing, learning and systems are considered from competing philosophical viewpoints, first by themselves and then in combination with the other concepts.
Categories: Science