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Bracken, G. (author), Sohn, H. (author)
journal article 2008
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Bracken, G. (author)
This work is an investigation into Shanghai’s role in the twenty-first century as it attempts to rejoin the global city network. It also examines the effects this move is having on the city, its people, and its public spaces. Shanghai’s intention to turn itself into the New York of Asia is not succeeding, in fact the city might be better trying...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Bracken, G. (author), Solomon, J.D. (author)
journal article 2013
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Bracken, G. (author)
journal article 2013
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Rota, M. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Nottrot, R.J. (author), Bracken, G. (author)
In toenemende mate worden olifanten geconfronteerd met tal van bedreigingen, variërend van stroperij en illegale ivoorhandel tot het verlies van hun leefgebied. Om dit te veranderen moeten we de dieren niet alleen beschermen, maar ook met ze samenleven, door onze houding te veranderen via onderwijs en informatie. Het World Elephant Center in...
journal article 2014
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Bracken, G. (author)
Lilong were gated, hierarchically organized residential compounds built in Shanghai during the colonial era. Stylistically influenced by the West, they also saw China’s concept of the home (jia) change into something more modern (and Western): the family home, while still a home, could also be seen as a commodity. Once covering 80% of the city,...
conference paper 2017
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Bracken, G. (author)
review 2019
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Rooij, R.M. (author), Rocco, Roberto (author), Bracken, G. (author)
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is the leading institution in the Netherlands for research and education in urbanism. Planning, design and technology traditionally form the key pillars of ‘Dutch urbanism’. The year 2008 marked the beginning of a new section with a new professor at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Built...
journal article 2019
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Sun, Chuanzhi (author), Nijhuis, S. (author), Bracken, G. (author)
The Pearl River Delta (PRD) is a river dominated floodplain in southeast China. Decreasing space for water, through dike-ring construction, channelization, and urbanization, has led to increased flood risk from river, rain, and sea. To protect from flood risk, a more adaptive urbanization strategy is required; one takes into account a multiscale...
journal article 2019
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Bracken, G. (author)
Book review of Confucianism and Reflexive Modernity: Bringing Community Back to Human Rights in the Age of Global Risk Society, Sang-Jin Han, Leiden: Brill, 2020, ISBN 9789004352551
report 2021
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Bracken, G. (author)
Asian cities are undergoing massive transformation in the face of globalization. Urbanization is not only part and parcel of these transformations; it is often the most visible expression of them. Three recent books explore some of these urban transformations: Marie Gibert-Flutre and Heidi Imai examine Asian alleyways as an urban vernacular...
review 2022
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Bracken, G. (author)
This article discusses three recently published books examining the cities of East Asia. The first, Southeast Asia’s Modern Architecture: Questions of Translation, Epistemology and Power (2019), edited by Jiat-Hwee Chang and Imran bin Tajudeen,1 “explores the histories of Southeast Asia’s architecture and built environment in the twentieth...
review 2022
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Bracken, G. (author)
An overview of my experience as an editor.
other 2022
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Bracken, G. (author), Sanz Oliver, Juan (author), Muñoz Sanz, V. (author)
The concept of the Open Society appeared in the CIAM discourse of the 1950s as an attempt to create condition in the city for society to prosper. These good intentions at the theoretical level did not always translate into success stories in practice, and some of the consequences of such a gap can be still felt today, amplified by multiple...
conference paper 2022
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Bracken, G. (author)
The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a wonderful place to work. I had the good fortune to be a Research Fellow there from 2010 to 2016 where I used my time to finalise and write up the research for a monograph (based on my PhD thesis, which I defended in TU Delft in 2009). The book, The Shanghai Alleyway House: A Vanishing...
journal article 2022
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