The Built Environment: A Collaborative Inquiry Into Design and Planning / Edition 2

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Drawing from the expertise of thirty prominent academics in their respective fields, this Second Edition of The Built Environment is a collaborative work that takes an integrated and global view of the components and contexts that compose the built environment-the products, interiors, structures, landscapes, cities, and regions-within the context of the earth's life support system. This important work encourages readers to explore the interconectedness of human-created objects, places, and systems that enrich our life.

The Second Edition of The Built Environment builds on the solid foundation of the first edition and has been thoroughly updated to present a timely exploration of advances in sustainable design and planning. This new edition of The Built Environment: Serves as a comprehensive introduction to design and planning, Emphasizes collaboration, professional responsibility, and sustainability, Brings together in one volume the contributions from leading designers and planners, Forms a holistic understanding of virtually all aspects of the built environment. The Built Environment is filled with the knowledge and experience of well-known product and interior designers, architects and engineers, landscape designers, urban designers, and city, regional, and global planners. The contributors demonstrate the importance of collaborative effort in dealing with complex subjects in a unified and holistic framework, fostering constructive ideas, positive developments, and a sustainable world. The Built Environment encourages people to enter into an inclusive study of the built world which we all share and shape.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470007525
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/5/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Notes and Acknowledgments     ix
Contributing Authors and Their Affiliations     xi
Preface to the First Edition   Ian L. McHarg     xiii
Introduction: Definition, Design, and Development of the Built Environment     1
The Built Environment: Definition and Scope   Tom J. Bartuska     3
Four Traditions in the Built Environment   Henry C. Matthews     15
Central Issues: Human-Environmental-Technical Dimensions of a Quality Environment     29
Understanding Environment(s): Built and Natural   Tom J. Bartuska     33
Designing with People: Human Behavior, Culture, and User Participation   Paul G. Windley   Wendy R. McClure     45
Designing with the Environment: Land and Climate   Michael S. Owen   Bruce T. Haglund     57
Designing with Technology: A Collaborative and Creative Process   Matthew A. Taylor   Kenneth L. Carper     65
Designing with a Visual Language: Elements and Ordering Systems   Gregory A. Kessler     75
The Design and Flanning Components (Levels of Integration) in the Built Environment     85
Products: Industrial and Product Design     93
The Humanly Made Object   Catherine M. Bicknell     97
From Craft Tradition to Industrial Design   Catherine M. Bicknell     105
Interiors: Interior Design     115
Cultural Blueprints of Human Existence   John C. Turpin     119
Human Nature and the Near Environment   Nancy H. Blossom     131
Interior Design: Contemporary Issues and Challenges   Jo Ann A. Thompson   Tina H. Johansen     143
Structures: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction     153
Historic and Contemporary Trends in Architecture   Katherine M. Keane     157
Architecture as a Cultural Layer   Wendy R. McClure     169
The Fitness Test: Designing with Human and Environmental Factors   Bruce T. Haglund   Tom J. Bartuska     181
Engineering Contributions   Carl W. Hall     195
Constructing the Built Environment   W. Max Kirk     203
Landscapes: Landscape Architecture and Planning     213
Landscape Architecture through Time   Frederick R. Steiner     217
Landscape Architecture Today: Purpose, Process, and Palette   Kenneth R. Brooks     229
Comparative Campus Design and Planning   Phillip S. Waite     241
Cities: Urban Design and Planning      253
The History of Urbanization   Robert J. Patton     257
The Inherited City as a Resource   Robert M. Baron     265
Cities Today: The Imprint of Human Needs in Urban Patterns and Form   Tom J. Bartuska     277
Urban Design and Planning   Michael S. Owen     291
Regions: Regional Planning and Management     301
Defining and Planning the Regional Context   Barbara M. Parmenter     305
Regional Planning: Historic and Contemporary Developments   Frederick R. Steiner     315
Connections: Products to Regional Planning and Policies   William W. Budd     327
Earth: Global Policies, Planning, and Management     339
Global Life-Support System and the Built Environment   Eldon H. Franz     343
Taking Local-Global Action in the Built Environment   Diane Armpriest     355
Challenges: Designing and Planning a Quality Sustainable environment for All     365
Urbanization and the Global Housing Crisis   Bashir A. Kazimee     371
Livable/Sustainable Communities   Wendy R. McClure     379
Conspectus   Tom J. Bartuska     391
Index     397
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