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Infra Eco Logi Urbanism: A Project for the Great Lakes Megaregion

Thün, Geoffrey, Velikov, Kathy, McTavish, Dan, Ripley, Colin

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Title: Infra Eco Logi Urbanism: A Project for the ...

Publisher: Park Books

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Features an urban design proposal for the Great Lakes Megaregion, offering a new approach on large-scale urban design. A range of current issues in planning and development for megaregions, around the world, are also addressed. Num Pages: 192 pages, 84 colour, 9 b&w. BIC Classification: 1KBBN; 1KBCO; AMVD; RPC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 177 x 241 x 19. Weight in Grams: 618. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783906027722

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Synopsis: The Great Lakes Megaregion is the largest and most populated network of metropolitan regions in North America. With an estimated population of sixty million, its territory encompasses at least ten major urban areas: Chicago, Detroit, Windsor, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Buffalo, Minneapolis, and Montreal. It also boasts a significant cache of natural resources?including one-fifth of the world?s fresh water by surface area?as well as thriving agricultural and manufacturing industries and several major research universities.
The culmination of a recent project by the Canadian design firm Research Vision Transformation Realization, Infra Eco Logi Urbanism considers the role of design in shaping the future of the Great Lakes Megaregion. In order to envision the kinds of systems that could best serve a cluster of cities in an age of renewable energy, increasing mobility, and continued urban growth, the project assembles regional maps, design propositions, photographs, related architectural projects, and critical writings, all of which explore the region?s key challenges. Rounding out the volume is a foreword that explores the role of transportation infrastructure in the development of the region and an afterword that situates this project within the broader architectural project of investigating possible future worlds.

Published to accompany an exhibition that will travel to the Yale School of Architecture and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in 2014, Infra Eco Logi Urbanism provides a much-needed look at possible urban and architectural futures in a post-metropolitan world.

About the Author: Geoffrey Thün is associate professor and Kathy Velikov is an assistant professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. With Colin Ripley, they are founding partners of Research Vision Transformation Realization. Dan McTavish is a lecturer in architecture at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and a research associate at Research Vision Transformation Realization. Colin Ripley is professor in and chair of the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in Toronto.

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