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Dross City: Urban Metabolism

Dross City: Urban Metabolism (Paperback)

By Gasparrini, Carlo

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Dross is waste: solid impurities that form on the surface of the smelting pot. While most is thrown away, some is reusable or recyclable. Hence 'DrossScape', a term conceived by land economist Alan Berger. Working off Berger's theories, this book explores the concept of waste-cul...ture, where entire cities are built atop of mountains of their own refuse. Photographs depict wastelands as places removed from the urban sprawl, as well as islands within it - hidden away or in plain sight. But in all cases, these dilapidated landscapes have latent potential. Dross City works towards a new urban metabolism. It includes projects and research that interrogate the current and future city, its geographical structure, infrastructures, and forms of settlements. It looks at recycling strategies and multi-scalar design approaches, with the intention of encouraging interest in the DrossScape.
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ISBN 9788899854195
Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
Publisher Misc - NewSouth
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9788899854195
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Misc - NewSouth
Imprint ListLab
Released 1 Jul 2021
Publication Country Italy Italy
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gasparrini, Carlo
Category Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Waste Management
Alternative & Renewable Energy Sources & Technology
Waste Treatment & Disposal
Number of Pages 334
Dimensions Width: 168mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code 363.7285
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly