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Author Tiesdell, Steven.

Title Revitalizing historic urban quarters / Steven Tiesdell, Taner Oc, Tim Heath
Published Boston : Butterworth-Architecture, 1996


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Description [ix], 234 pages : illustrations ; 24cm
Contents 1. Revitalizing historic urban quarters -- 2. Economic challenges of historic urban quarters -- 3. Re-evaluation of the qualities of historic urban quarters -- 4. Tourism and culture-led revitalization -- 5. Housing-led revitalization -- 6. Revitalizing industrial and commercial quarters -- 7. Design in historic urban quarters -- 8. Towards the successful revitalization of historic urban quarters
Summary This book synthesizes urban design and urban regeneration by examining the revitalization of a number of historic urban quarters. Its focus is on quarters or areas where there is a significant number of historic buildings concentrated in a small area; with places and area-based approaches. Many cities have such quarters that confer on them a sense of place and identity through their historic continuity and cultural associations. The quarters are often an integral element of the city's charm and appeal, while their visual and functional qualities are important elements of the city's image and identity. The lessons and observations from the experience of the revitalization of such historic urban quarters forms the core of this book with a number of case study examples from North America and Europe showing a variety of approaches to and outcomes of revitalization
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject City planning.
Historic districts -- Conservation and restoration.
Urban renewal.
Author Heath, Tim.
Oc, Taner, 1944-
LC no. 96001680
ISBN 0750628901 (paper)