Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details

Stopping the sprawl of mountain resorts

Pia, Fiona

Urbanizing the Alps

Densification Strategies for High-Altitude Villages

BIRKHÄUSER

UK Trade Customers- order print books via Marston Book Services trade.orders@Marston.co.uk

UK Individual Customers samthornton@mare-nostrum.co.uk

    49,95 € / $57.99 / £45.50*

    eBook (PDF)
    Publication Date:
    January 2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    ISBN
    978-3-0356-1733-7
    See all formats and pricing

    Overview

    • Extensive planning analyses of five locations in the mountains of Switzerland, France, and Canada
    • Synoptic analysis of the settlement elements using attractive fold-out maps
    • The research results are transferable to other mountain regions

    Aims and Scope

    For plenty years, many popular mountain resorts have seen largely uncontrolled development consisting of the multiplication of archetypal chalet-style houses. This is usually accompanied by roadbuilding for private cars.

    In order to protect these tourist destinations and their natural environs from further uncontrolled development, the author investigates different settlement structures such as Andermatt, Avoriaz, Verbier, Zermatt,and Whistler-Blackcomb. On the basis of detailed graphical analyses, she develops groundbreaking strategies for urban densification and suitable mobility management, which can also be transferred to other tourist areas.

    Details

    192 pages
    BIRKHÄUSER
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text

    MARC record

    MARC record for eBook

    More ...

    Dr.-Ing. Fiona Pia, architect at Fiona Pia Architectes and scientist at the EPF Lausanne

    Comments (0)

    Please log in or register to comment.
    Log in