Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design / Edition 1

Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design / Edition 1

by Donald Watson, Robert G. Shibley, Alan J. Plattus
     
 

ISBN-10: 007068507X

ISBN-13: 9780070685079

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

MAGNIFICENTLY ILLUSTRATED AND INTERNATIONAL IN SCOPE, HERE IS THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE ON URBAN DESIGN

This important addition to the McGraw-Hill Time Saver Standards series is an entirely new, comprehensive, meticulously researched compendium of every aspect of the physical design of cities and other urban places including communities and civic and public

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MAGNIFICENTLY ILLUSTRATED AND INTERNATIONAL IN SCOPE, HERE IS THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE ON URBAN DESIGN

This important addition to the McGraw-Hill Time Saver Standards series is an entirely new, comprehensive, meticulously researched compendium of every aspect of the physical design of cities and other urban places including communities and civic and public places.

Featuring articles by authoritative urban design scholars and practitioners, Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design provides a visual and detailed archival record of:

* Context of global cities
* Classic texts of urban design
* Urban design history and design theory
* Preservation, renewal, and extension of existing cities
* Methods of urban design from regional to pedestrian scale
* Sustainable communities
* Details and case studies of urban design practice

Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design covers the full-spectrum of allied disciplines such as transportation planning, bioregionalism, storm water management, parking, universal design, urban acoustics, and graphics. It provides a single-source for the key reference articles on urban design and physical planning of cities, including social, environmental and economic data.

This inaugural volume on the topic of urban design in the Time-Saver Standard series is written for easy reference by urban planners and designers, architects, landscape professionals, environmental engineers, civil and transportation engineers, as well as municipal government and planning officials. This “soon to be a classic” provides a one-volume reference that is indispensable for urban design policy and practice. It is equally valuable for the urban studies educators and students of architecture, urban design and planning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070685079
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Time-Saver Standards Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
About the Editors
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1Context of Urbanization
1.1Population and the urban future
1.2Metropolis: the spatial organization of seven large cities
1.3How the other half builds
1.4Junctions of town and country
1.5The regional city
1.6A realistic approach to city and suburban planning
2Classic Texts of Urban Design
2.1City building according to artistic principles (1898)
2.2Une Cite Industrielle (1917)
2.3Civic art (1922)
2.4The neighborhood unit (1929)
2.5The Athens Charter (1943)
2.6A tale of two cities (1949)
2.7The Radburn Idea (1957)
2.8The square in space and time (1959)
2.9The city image and its elements (1960)
2.10The generators of diversity (1961)
2.11Design structure of Baroque Rome (1976)
2.12Social life of small urban spaces (1980)
3Urban Design History and Theory
3.1Introduction to townscape
3.2The grid as generator
3.3C. A. Doxiadis and the science of human settlements
3.4Urban infrastructure
3.5Shadrach Woods and the architecture of everyday urbanism
3.6A significance for A&P parking lots, or learning from Las Vegas
3.7Problems of classification
3.8Crisis of the object: Predicament of texture
3.9Elements of the concept of urban space
3.10Charter of the New Urbanism
4Principles and Practices of Urban Design
4.1How plans work
4.2Representation and urban design
4.3Making a visual survey
4.4Sketchbook: Piazza di Spagna, Rome
4.5Planning for urban conservation
4.6The solar envelope
4.7Urban design and climate
4.8Bioclimatic design at the site planning scale
4.9Sustainable design
4.10Community design charrettes
4.11Community design centers: an alternative practice
5Regional and Urban-Wide Scale
5.1Design characteristics of Maryland's traditional settlements
5.2Visualizing a region's future
5.3Urban farming
5.4Urban bikeways
5.5Greenways
5.6Heritage areas as an approach to regional planning
5.7Main Street - Two decades of lessons learned
5.8Transit-centered urban villages
5.9The concept of urban catalysts
5.10The Anglo-American suburb
5.11Lexicon of the New Urbanism
6Elements of the City
6.1Urban atriums
6.2Courtyards: guidelines for planning and design
6.3Making great streets
6.4The multiway boulevard
6.5Planning and design for pedestrians
6.6Pedestrian zones: a design guide
6.7Pedestrian precincts: twelve European cities
6.8Urban plazas: design review checklist
6.9Shared outdoor spaces
6.10Universal design in outdoor play areas
7Urban Design Details
7.1Universal design for urban transportation
7.2Traffic calming
7.3Parking and circulation dimensions
7.4Urban green infrastructure
7.5Urban waterways
7.6Graphic communication, way finding and interpretive planning
7.7Better air quality at street level
7.8Acoustic considerations for urban design
7.9Urban telecommunications infrastructure
7.10Urban outdoor lighting
8Case Studies in Urban Design
8.1Case studies in urban design
8.2The 1972 Portland Downtown Plan
8.3Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
8.4Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA
8.5Making and sustaining excellent urban places
Index

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