Jovis Perspectives in Metropolitan Research

As laboratories for the future and experimental locations for architectural and social developments, metropolises must face complicated challenges by constantly re-inventing themselves. Complex and dynamic spheres of influence permeate major cities and necessitate communication, critical-constructive modes of thinking, processes for negotiation, and suggestions for solutions. Using unconventional specialized topics, the series Perspectives in Metropolitan Research explores these developments. Each topic is discussed in a process oriented manner, which is supplemented by considerations for taking action. Perspectives in Metropolitan Research is a joint project of the Hafen City University Hamburg [HCU] and the foundation ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. The series’s focus reflects the disciplinary collaboration and intellectual approach found at the HCU. The volumes focus on subject matter that reflects the planned, built, surveyed, and lived surroundings and connects these with their social, economic, political, and cultural aspects. The series will release one volume yearly with rotating guest editors.
Perspectives in Metropolitan Research I
Edited by Gernot Grabher, Joachim Thiel. Large-scale investment projects, or “mega-projects,” often turn into icons of planning failures, overspending and extensive delays. This publication explores, with an international focus, how such disastrous enterprises can serve as potential catalysts for urban reform, >>more

ISBN 9783868593709
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 In stock

Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 2
Edited by Annette Bögle, Christiane Sörensen. Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 2 takes as its focal point the current debate about design—understood as an architectural construction task and not just as the creation of a beautiful product. >>more

ISBN 9783868594393
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs 100 color.
Pub Date: 03/28/2017 In stock

Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 3
Edited by Walter Pelka, Frauke Kasting.

Science and the City tracks the history of Hamburg’s path into architectural academia.


ISBN 9783868594584
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 80 color / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017 In stock

Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 4
Edited by Hilke Marit Berger, Gesa Ziemer.

The latest issue of Perspectives in Metropolitan Research examines the culture of hybridity in urban planning, asking, “What happens when artists act as developers or architects act as social workers?”


ISBN 9783868594874
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 168 pgs / 90 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock

Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 5
Edited by Michael Koch, Renée Tribble, Yvonne Siegmund, Amelie Rost, Yvonne Werner. Text by Renato Anelli, Anna Paula Couri, Christopher Dell, et al.

New Urban Professions investigates the possibilities of urban design production outside of disciplinary boundaries. Designers reflect on approaches to collaborative creativity and address the future of urban design coproduction.


ISBN 9783868595154
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 312 pgs / 80 color / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock


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