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dc.contributor.authorSmith Wergeland, Even
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-10T14:09:38Z
dc.date.available2022-10-10T14:09:38Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58536
dc.description.abstractThis book deals with the legacy of Norway’s garden cities. It tracks the origins of the Norwegian garden city movement and discusses the current status of built examples. Through a detailed study of one example, Sinsen Garden City in Oslo, the book links the garden city heritage to a number of ongoing scholarly debates on topics like densification, sustainability, socio-economic conditions, life quality and neighborhood satisfaction. While the garden city can be criticized for its association with sprawl and its failure to deliver affordable housing for all, it has gained new momentum as a green, resilient resource in light of theoretical platforms like garden ecology and circular heritage. A key argument in the book is that the garden city is a pioneering example of a serious commitment to the environmental cause through architecture and planning. It is a reminder of the importance of environmental awareness today, not least because it accentuates the climate crisis through changing conditions for gardening in the summer and skiing in the winter. A garden city may have its faults and inadequacies, especially in regard to housing prices and social exclusion, but the overall conclusion is that it represents a valuable legacy with endurable qualities that cities will be needing in the future too.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLibelli: Minimonoen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AC History of art / art & design stylesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AM Architecture::AMV Landscape art & architectureen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AM Architecture::AMV Landscape art & architecture::AMVD City & town planning - architectural aspectsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNA Environmentalist thought & ideologyen_US
dc.subject.othergarden cities, Norway, green values, heritage, densification, neighborhoodsen_US
dc.titleNorwegian Garden Citiesen_US
dc.title.alternativeYesterday, Today – and Tomorrow?en_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.23865/noasp.171en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBybf7b42a4-6892-42e3-aaf8-8f32c8470a8ben_US
oapen.relation.isbn9788202773205en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9788202773212en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9788202773229en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9788202773236en_US
oapen.series.number1en_US
oapen.pages103en_US
oapen.place.publicationOsloen_US


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