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This book takes a sweeping view of the ways we build things, beginning at the scale of products and interiors, to that of regions and global systems. In doing so, it answers questions on how we effect and are affected by our environment and explores how components of what we make—from products, buildings, and cities—are interrelated, and why designers and planners must consider these connections.
Editors’ Notes and Acknowledgments.
Contributing Authors and Their Affiliations.
Preface to the First Edition, Ian L. McHarg.
PART I: Introduction: Definition, Design, and Development of the Built Environment.
Chapter 1: The Built Environment: Definition and Scope (TOM J. BARTUSKA).
Chapter 2: Four Traditions in the Built Environment (HENRY C. MATTHEWS).
PART II: Central Issues: Human-Environmental-Technical Dimensions of a Quality Environment.
Chapter 3: Understanding Environment(s): Built and Natural (TOM J. BARTUSKA).
Chapter 4: Designing with People: Human Behavior, Culture, and User Participation (PAUL G. WINDLEY AND WENDY R. MCCLURE).
Chapter 5: Designing with the Environment: Land and Climate (MICHAEL S. OWEN AND BRUCE T. HAGLUND).
Chapter 6: Designing with Technology: A Collaborative and Creative Process (MATTHEW A. TAYLOR AND KENNETH L. CARPER).
Chapter 7: Designing with a Visual Language: Elements and Ordering Systems (GREGORY A. KESSLER).
PART III: The Design and Planning Components (Levels of Integration) in the Built Environment.
COMPONENT 1: PRODUCTS: Industrial and Product Design.
Chapter 8: The Humanly Made Object (CATHERINE M. BICKNELL).
Chapter 9: From Craft Tradition to Industrial Design (CATHERINE M. BICKNELL).
COMPONENT 2: INTERIORS: Interior Design.
Chapter 10: Cultural Blueprints of Human Existence (JOHN C. TURPIN).
Chapter 11: Human Nature and the Near Environment (NANCY H. BLOSSOM).
Chapter 12: Interior Design: Contemporary Issues and Challenges (JO ANN A. THOMPSON AND TINA H. JOHANSEN).
COMPONENT 3: STRUCTURES: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction.
Chapter 13: Historic and Contemporary Trends in Architecture (KATHERINE M. KEANE).
Chapter 14: Architecture as a Cultural Layer (WENDY R. MCCLURE).
Chapter 15: The Fitness Test: Designing with Human and Environmental Factors (BRUCE T. HAGLUND AND TOM J. BARTUSKA).
Chapter 16: Engineering Contributions (CARL W. HALL).
Chapter 17: Constructing the Built Environment (W. MAX KIRK).
COMPONENT 4: LANDSCAPES: Landscape Architecture and Planning.
Chapter 18: Landscape Architecture through Time (FREDERICK R. STEINER).
Chapter 19: Landscape Architecture Today: Purpose, Process, and Palette (KENNETH R. BROOKS).
Chapter 20: Comparative Campus Design and Planning (PHILLIP S. WAITE).
COMPONENT 5: CITIES: Urban Design and Planning.
Chapter 21: The History of Urbanization (ROBERT J. PATTON).
Chapter 22: The Inherited City as a Resource (ROBERT M. BARON).
Chapter 23: Cities Today: The Imprint of Human Needs in Urban Patterns and Form (TOM J. BARTUSKA).
Chapter 24: Urban Design and Planning (MICHAEL S. OWEN).
COMPONENT 6: REGIONS: Regional Planning and Management.
Chapter 25: Defining and Planning the Regional Context (BARBARA M. PARMENTER).
Chapter 26: Regional Planning: Historic and Contemporary Developments (FREDERICK R. STEINER).
Chapter 27: Connections: Products to Regional Planning and Policies (WILLIAM W. BUDD).
COMPONENT 7: EARTH: Global Policies, Planning, and Management.
Chapter 28: Global Life-Support System and the Built Environment (ELDON H. FRANZ).
Chapter 29: Taking Local-Global Action in the Built Environment (DIANE ARMPRIEST).
PART IV: Challenges: Designing and Planning a Quality Sustainable Environment for All.
Chapter 30: Urbanization and the Global Housing Crisis (BASHIR A. KAZIMEE).
Chapter 31: Livable/Sustainable Communities (WENDY R. MCCLURE).
Chapter 32: Conspectus (TOM J. BARTUSKA).