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Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design
     

Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design

by Tim Waterman
 

Basics Landscape Architecture 01: Urban Design seeks to define and describe the role played by landscape architecture in urban design, an interdisciplinary practice that is concerned with defining the form of human settlements.

It provides a brief history and definition of urban design and the roles of the various professions involved.

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Overview

Basics Landscape Architecture 01: Urban Design seeks to define and describe the role played by landscape architecture in urban design, an interdisciplinary practice that is concerned with defining the form of human settlements.

It provides a brief history and definition of urban design and the roles of the various professions involved.

Urban Design looks at the elements of urban form and the importance of contextual details, from the scale of the city and its region to the importance of materials.

The text uses case studies to explore the philosophies and methodologies of urban design and to explain the importance of of urban design to landscape architecture and, in turn, the importance of landscape architecture to urban design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782940411122
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/10/2009
Series:
Basics Landscape Architecture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ed Wall is a landscape architect based in London. He teaches landscape architecture at Kingston University. His recent projects have focussed on the definition of the urban public realm in South London.

Tim Waterman studied landscape architecture and urban design at the University of Idaho and the Rhode Island School of Design. He lectures in landscape architecture at the Writtle School of Design.

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