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Designing Urban Transformation

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"In this thoughtful, hopeful and truly illuminating book, Aseem Inam combines a profound critique of urban design theory with a thorough examination of an impressively global range of projects from Barcelona s Olympic Village to Al-Azhar Park in Cair o , from the favelas of Brazil to the villages of India, from the Pompidou Center to Boston s Big Dig. Inam draws on his own extensive design experience and an original reading of Pragmatic philosophy to re-orient urban design toward social and econo mi c empowerment. Not since Kevin Lynch s ""Good Urban Form ""has there been a book so constructively critical of conventional practice and so hopeful for urban design s proper role and future. Robert Fishman, Professor of Architecture and Urban Pla nning , University of Michigan. Aseem Inam has written a wise and thoughtful challenge to those who believe in static models of the city, and the developers, politicians and professionals who hold power over its material form. Insisting on the prior ity of the public realm, Inam presents urban design as a broad moral vision rather than a set of narrow, technical choices. This book is a stunning manifesto for critical global urbanism in the 21st century. Sharon Zukin, author, ""Naked City: The Death an d Life of Authentic Urban Places ""Inam s excellent treatise vests urban design in its larger socio-political context, using the lenses of pragmatism to understand its transformative potential. Instead of looking into the past, the author i s more int erested in exploring how urbanism can be a positive force in the ever-changing context of the contemporary and future 21st century city. Solidly grounded in theory, Inam expertly makes his message tangible by presenting a series of design initiatives or ""case studies"" from different parts of the world. This is a thought-provoking contribution to the field of urbanism! Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Professor of Urban Design, University of California at Los Angeles Though many claim to do so, few"

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