“Fragmented Urban Development 201_” 

 

(below binding – cover and back side) is the forelast and in that genre most important book, I’m trying to publish these days. It combines architecture, urban development, environmental and social policy. I finished it in July 2015.


The term describes the fragmentary of current (urban and regional) planning in singular “case studies”. This fragmented character of “being and becoming of space in that time” might finally cause an increased splintering of cities – and their built and their immaterial structures – thus also their “social – their community spaces”. Simultaneously the term describes the tendency of rebuilding these fragments as “fractals” and that way putting them together again. That way it shall be possible to counteract the splintering – without falling into naïve “idyllic world- phantasmagoria” or other -isms.

Thus hard and target-oriented labor. But –

“Doing good labor means being curious, researching and learning from ambiguities”

- as a US-sociologist - Richard Sennett describes the “good Craftsman’s work”.

 

 

 

 

One of the preliminary chapters – the book contains 4 big chapters with 7 subordinated chapters each –

chapter 0.5  „THE POST-POSTMODERN HUMAN – Western understanding of democracy and architecture“ was already published completely in the blog of the architectural magazine BAUMEISTER in September 2014 (sadly without image underline) and in the print-edition of Baumeister B11 / 2014 in excerpts (just in German).

 

On the German site "Fragment - Fraktal: Buch 1" you find three online-brochures /
*.pdf-files with excerpts 
(just in German, as the tran
slation couldn’t b done yet):

  1. Table of contents and three subordinated chapters from the first of four big chapters:
    “0. Preliminary notes regarding strategies towards the “Renaissance of the social city” in Central Europe and towards “Composition and Rebuilding of the Global City” and two sub chapters from “1. Strategies towards the “Renaissance of the Social City” 201_ in (North-) Western Realms – focus Central Europe – Germany”.

     
  2. Three and a half sub chapters from the third of four big chapters:
    “2. Strategies towards “Composition and Rebuilding of the Global City” 201_ in (South-) Eastern Realms – focus Central Asia – Afghanistan”.

     
  3. One and a half sub chapters from the last of four big chapters:
    “3. Synopsis – “Social and Global City” 201_ - further developments – perspectives between Europe, South Asia (India, Bangladesh) and East Asia (China)”.


Below the table of contents, already translated into English as *.pdf-file.