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Bracken, G. (author)
Jakarta, capital of Indonesia (for now) was founded by the Dutch and is a venue for social and spatial experimentation, not to mention the corruption and mismanagement of post-independence ‘elite informality’ (p. 113), and the city is literally sinking under its own weight. Abidin Kusno’s wide-ranging yet in-depth study of the city and its...
review 2024
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Lian, J.S. (author), Nijhuis, S. (author), Bracken, G. (author), Wu, Xiangyan (author), Wu, Xiaomin (author), Chen, Dong (author)
Although there have been numerous studies on the heritage attributes, characteristics, and values of the historic garden as a special category of cultural heritage, the question is why a comprehensive review combining mainstream historic garden conservation with ways of understanding the garden in a landscape context has not been conducted....
review 2024
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Bracken, G. (author)
'Cross-Cultural Exchange and the Colonial Imaginary', edited by H. Hazel Hahn, examines a phenomenon she says is as old as the history of human settlement. One of the book’s main strengths is its focus on exchange for the modern period which, as Hahn admits, is unusual but useful because it’s not so well understood (particularly when compared to...
report 2023
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Bracken, G. (author)
Macau was founded by the Portuguese in 1557 and was the West’s gateway to China before becoming a colonial backwater in the nineteenth century. It became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China in 1999, something that, according to Tim Simpson, augured ‘the embryonic stirring of a world-historical geopolitical realignment [with] the...
review 2023
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Newton, C.E.L. (author), Yu, Hsinko Cinco (author), Czischke, D.K. (author), Bracken, G. (author), Goncalves, J. E. (author), Höller, L. (author), Dabrowski, M.M. (author), Qu, L. (author), Rooij, R.M. (author), Rocco, Roberto (author), Viseu Cardoso, Rodrigo (author), Chereni, S.C. (author), Balz, Verena Elisabeth (author)
Based on the understanding of the built environment as result of competing claims on space that must be resolved via recognition, fair distribution of burdens and benefits of our human association, respect and care for the planet and just procedures to decide on those claims, Spatial Planning and Strategy is a chair in the Department of Urbanism...
journal article 2023
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Bracken, G. (author)
China was forced to open its first treaty ports in 1842. This was one of the conditions of the Treaty of Nanking (now Nanjing), which ended the First Opium War (1839–42). The country was forced to make further concessions with the Treaty of Tientsin, which ended the Second Opium War (1856–60). China saw an ever-increasing number of treaty ports...
review 2023
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Chen, Gao (author), Bracken, G. (author), Herdt, T. (author)
Water justice can be a delicate balancing act. Conservation regulations ensure urban areas’ water demands are met, but these may conflict with the water rights of local people living in catchment areas. No metropolis wants to face water shortages, yet prioritising municipalities’ rights over those of local people can result in water injustice....
journal article 2023
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Sanz Oliver, Juan (author), Bracken, G. (author), Muñoz Sanz, V. (author)
The Open Society appeared as a concept in planning discourse at the Congrès <br/>International d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM XI). It attempted to create urban <br/>conditions which would allow society to prosper. Despite its good theoretical <br/>intentions, the project did not always translate well into practice. We observe that <br/>historic...
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Zheng, Y. (author), Nijhuis, S. (author), Bracken, G. (author)
In the heart of the Pearl River Delta, the city of Guangzhou is fast-growing and prone to flooding. In history, people constructed canals based on natural waterways to deal with water problems. The canal system not only served as an important infrastructure but was also as the backbone of urban life. But with the development of the road network...
book chapter 2023
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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), 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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Rocco, Roberto (author), Bracken, G. (author), Newton, C.E.L. (author), Dabrowski, M.M. (author)
The complexity and interconnectedness of the urban challenges of today demand integrated and innovative approaches to the planning and design of sustainable, fair, and inclusive cities and regions. This, in turn, requires us to challenge and rethink current planning practice and education. Future generations of planners and designers need...
book chapter 2022
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Rooij, R.M. (author), Bracken, G. (author), Stead, D. (author), Rocco, Roberto (author)
book chapter 2022
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Bracken, G. (author)
This chapter introduces the theories of urbanism courses offered at the Urbanism Department in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. Urbanism is a discipline which has a crucial impact on how humans interact with the built environment. Understanding its theories is important and will be increasingly so in the twenty...
book chapter 2022
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Zheng, Y. (author), Nijhuis, S. (author), Bracken, G. (author)
In the heart of the Pearl River Delta, the city of Guangzhou is fast-growing and prone to flooding. In history, people constructed canals based on natural waterways to deal with water problems. The canal system not only served as an important infrastructure but was also as the backbone of urban life. The city was built around its canals; they...
journal article 2022
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Bracken, G. (author)
Xing Ruan’s 'Confucius’ Courtyard: Architecture, Philosophy and the Good Life in China' is authoritative, erudite, and enjoyable. And it is about so much more than architecture, encompassing as it does culture, gardens, literature, and calligraphy in its exploration of this most significant of Chinese spaces: the courtyard. Divided into three...
report 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)
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...
other 2022
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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)
'Neighbourhoods for the City in Pacific Asia' is by K.C. Ho, an Associate Professor of Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore. Published by Amsterdam University Press as part of their Asian Cities series – which is run in conjunction with the International Institute for Asian Studies and explores urban cultures, societies, and...
report 2021
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