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Atlas of the Copenhagens / edited by Deane Simpson, Kathrin Gimmel, Anders Lonka, Marc Jay, Joost Grootens.

Contributor(s): Gimmel, Kathrin [editor.] | Grootens, Joost [editor.] | Jay, Marc [editor.] | Lonka, Anders [editor.] | Simpson, Deane [editor.].
Publisher: Berlin : Ruby Press, 2018Description: 480 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.Content type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783944074238.Subject(s): City and town life -- Denmark -- Copenhagen | Sustainable urban development | Sustainable urban development -- Denmark -- Copenhagen | Copenhagen (Denmark) -- Buildings, structures, etcDDC classification: 711.4 Summary: 'Atlas of the Copenhagens' explores the urban territories of Copenhagen, often identified in city-ranking indices as the world's most sustainable and livable city. Such claims position Copenhagen as an opportune site to engage in a wider debate on contemporary urban ideals, prompting questions such as: What is sustainability or livability? On whose terms are these concepts defined? What agendas are included or excluded? The increasing authority attributed to city-ranking metrics prompts a second line of inquiry. How are the territorial and conceptual limits of a city drawn to define it as an object of measurement? What is Copenhagen as a territory in this case -- the urban core, the municipality, the urbanized area, the regional urban system, or...? And how does this impact our understanding of something as complex and manifold as a city? With over 400 maps, information graphics, and illustrations, this book offers a visually seductive, yet informative and comprehensive, understanding of the city of Copenhagen. Additional essays support the reader's open-ended reflection on themes of sustainability or livability across a range of conceptual and territorial Copenhagens
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'Atlas of the Copenhagens' explores the urban territories of Copenhagen, often identified in city-ranking indices as the world's most sustainable and livable city. Such claims position Copenhagen as an opportune site to engage in a wider debate on contemporary urban ideals, prompting questions such as: What is sustainability or livability? On whose terms are these concepts defined? What agendas are included or excluded? The increasing authority attributed to city-ranking metrics prompts a second line of inquiry. How are the territorial and conceptual limits of a city drawn to define it as an object of measurement? What is Copenhagen as a territory in this case -- the urban core, the municipality, the urbanized area, the regional urban system, or...? And how does this impact our understanding of something as complex and manifold as a city? With over 400 maps, information graphics, and illustrations, this book offers a visually seductive, yet informative and comprehensive, understanding of the city of Copenhagen. Additional essays support the reader's open-ended reflection on themes of sustainability or livability across a range of conceptual and territorial Copenhagens

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