Access for All: Approaches to the Built Environment

Access for All: Approaches to the Built Environment

By: Wolfgang Christ (editor)Hardback

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Access and accessibility are central themes in architecture and urbanism. The goal is to make buildings accessible both horizontally and vertically, as well as to provide them with technical infrastructure. But the aim is also to ensure the accessibility of whole streets, routes, parks, and squares, and even entire cities and regions. Today, access is a key concept in the most disparate areas of life. Thus, it is also a matter of access to knowledge and education, access to knowledge media like the Internet, access to healthcare, access to languages, etc. In thirteen articles, this book deals with this world of access in architecture, city planning, and neighboring fields. Topics include ensuring the accessibility of entire urban areas, renewing that of areas that were previously utilized differently, including the general populace in concept planning, and how architecture can help provide access to a better quality of life.

About Author

Wolfgang Christ is Professor of Design and City Planning 1 at the Faculty of Architecture at Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar. Since 1980, he has also worked as an independent architect and town planner. He is the author of numerous publications, including Bilder einer Zwischenstadt. Ikonografie und Szenografie eines Urbanisierungsprozesses (Images of Urban Sprawl: The Iconography and Scenography of an Urbanization Process, 2006).


Vorwort.; Thomas Sieverts.; Einleitung.; Wolfgang Christ.; Ruhrstadt - Erschliessung von der Region zum einzelnen Gebaude.; Wolfgang Christ.; Engagierte Architektur.; Tobias Reinhard.; Elevation - statt Ermudung.; Eine Kulturgeschichte von Aufzug und Lift.; Jeannot Simmen.; Access Technologie - A New Model for Urban Development.; Jonas Hughes.; Mobilitat mit Carsharing im Umweltverbund.; Willi Loose.; Barrierearm - Realisierung eines neuen Begriffes.; Susanne Edinger.; Mit den Augen horen - mit den Ohren sehen.; Voraussetzungen eines chancengleichen Zugangs zur Informationsgesellschaft.; Jutta Croll.; Accessibility Planning in the UK; Space Syntax.; Tim Stonor, Anna Rose.; From participation to empowerment - Planning for Real.; John Thompson; Andreas von Zadow.; Privileg Stadt.; Cord Soehlke.; Philosophie fur Jedermann?- Gernot Bohme.; Access for all-Prinzip als Teil der Architekten-Ausbildung in Europa.; Thomas Sieverts.; Appendix.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783034600811
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9783034600811
  • weight: 1077
  • ISBN10: 303460081X

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