Operative landscapes : building communities through public space / Alissa North.
Birkhäuser, Basel : 2013.
200 p. : il.
Arquitectura del paisaje.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-712 OPE
There are infinitive ways to build a community, yet the defining feature of any community is characteristically the landscape. Whether it is a park, a river corridor, community gardens, a plaza or a streetscape, the public spaces where people interact provide a shared sense of ownership. In a systematic overview, following the workflow sequences of open space projects, the author explores the various types and levels of intervention: from master planning to guerrilla gardening and from land reclamation to building in existing fabric. The emphasis is on strategies of interaction between landscape projects, building development, and urban planning, resulting in neighbourhoods and city quarters that offer a higher quality of life.