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Book_THE CITY AS RESOURCE_Chair of Prof. Kristaanse

The City as Resource

Edited by Tim Rieniets, Nicolas Kretschmann, Myriam Perret; Chair of Prof. Kees Christiaanse, ETH Zurich

Published by Jovis Verlag | Berlin
pp. 248, 2018 | ISBN 978-3-86859-1

Resources are the stuff of which the future is made. The city itself is a resource, as it opens up a wide range of possibilities for every individual and for society as a whole. The city is not an inexhaustible resource, however. Only if it is used in a sustainable way and if it does not solely serve short-term, isolated interests, can it also fulfill the needs of future generations. The biggest challenge for contemporary urban design is, therefore, to plan the city itself as a regenerative cycle, not only in terms of shaping its spatial and aesthetic qualities, but also in relation to its development over time.
Using articles, student projects, and examples, this book presents methods and strategies for designing the city as a resource; it thus lends a new meaning to the idea of sustainable building.

• Preface | 7
Kees Christiaanse
• The City as Resource. An Introduction | 9
Tim Rieniets
• Situations
About Exploring, Depicting, and Changing Urban Spaces | 25
Benedikt Boucsein
• Depicting
Photography as a Means for Identification of Urban Potentials: A Project in Zurich | 35
Foto Project
• Mapping 
Deficits and Potentials of Cartographic Representations of
Urban Spaces
| 47
Tim Rieniets
• Images of the City 
Photographic Observation, Analysis, and Projection of
Urban Qualities | 61
Michael Wagner
• Realms of Opportunity 
Designing for an Open Future | 73
Christian Salewski
• Designing Openness 
Urban Design Options for the Re-use of an Airfield:
A Project in Dübendorf
| 83
Urban Design Studio
• Imagination 
Images as Means for Design and Communication | 95
Thomas Kovári
• Narration 
Storytelling as an Urban Design Tool | 103
Simon Kretz
• Alternative Urban Practices 
Production of Space beyond State and Market | 115
Anne Mikoleit
• Valorization 
Planning of Urban Value Constellations | 125
Daniel Kiss
• Designing Resilience 
The Combination of Stability and Flexibility as Resource: A Project in Belgrade | 135
Urban Design Studio
• Re-use 
From Exception to Normality: Re-use in Urban Development | 145
Martina Baum
• Reinterpreting 
Urban Design Strategies for Valorizing a Large-scale Housing Complex: A Project in Perm | 155
Urban Design Studio
• Urbanity of Things 
Relationship Potential and Wealth of Relations as Urban Resource | 167
Simon Kretz
Christian Salewski
• Space for Encounters 
Publicly Used Spaces as the Connection within the City | 181
Tim Rieniets
• Reorganization 
New Urban Qualities in Existing Structures: A Project in Rotterdam | 193
Urban Design Studio
• Parcellation and Transformation
Significance of the City Layout for the Adaptibility of
Urban Structures
| 199
Christian Salewski
• Enablement
Strategy as a Means of Enabling Private Building Ventures: A Project in Istanbul | 211
Urban Design Studio
• Create
Resistance Breeding Grounds for Urban Developments: A Project in Chengdu Biographies Picture | 223
Urban Design Studio
• Biographies | 237
• Picture Credits | 242
• Bibliography | 245

• Prof. Kees Christiaanse studied architecture and urban planning at the TU  Delft. From 1980 until 1989, he worked for the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA ) in Rotterdam, becoming a partner in 1983. 
• Tim Rieniets studied Architecture in Braunschweig, Delft, and Berlin. He has focused on research, communication, and the public presentation of current trends in urban development and building culture. 
• Nicolas Kretschmann
 is an architect and urban designer. He studied at the Technical University of Berlin, the University of Genoa, and the ETH  Zurich and worked for David Chipperfield Architects in Berlin and KCAP Architects & Planners in Rotterdam and Zurich.
• Myriam Perret
is an architect, urbanist, and researcher. She studied at the Swiss Federal Instituts of Technology Zurich (ETHZ ) and Lausanne (EPFL).

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