Book Launch: Lucy Bullivant
Venue: AA Bookshop
Lucy Bullivant analyses the ideals and processes of international masterplans and their role in the evolution of many diff erent urban contexts in both the developed and developing world. Among the book’s key themes are landscape-driven schemes, social equity through the reevaluation of spatial planning, and the evolution of strategies responding to a range of ecological issues and the demands of social growth.
Drawing on first-hand accounts and illustrated throughout with colour photographs, plans and
visualisations, published by Routledge, the book includes 20 essays introduced by an extensive overview of the field and its objectives. These investigate plans including one-north Singapore, Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, Xochimilco in Mexico City and Seattle Waterfront, illuminating their distinct yet complementary integrated strategies.
This is a key book for those interested in today’s multiscalar masterplanning and conceptually advanced the methodologies and principles being applied to meet the challenges and opportunities of the urbanising world. The author’s research was enabled by grants from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), the SfA (the Netherlands Architecture Fund), the Danish Embassy and support from the Alfred Herrhausen Society.