Urban design: Street and Square / Edition 3

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Overview

This book, part of a series of four, offers a detailed analysis of urban design, covering the streets, squares and buildings that make up the public face of towns and cities. It outlines the theory of the principal features of urban design from which method is developed and provides a better understanding of the main elements of urban design. This includes the arrangement, design and details of the streets and squares, and the roles they play in city planning.



This third edition includes chapters on "Sustainable Urban Design" and "Visual Analysis", introducing the latest theories and influences in the field and bringing greater practical significance to the book. Cliff Moughtin explores the street and square in terms of function, structure and symbolism and examines fine examples in their historical context. These are set against the background of the laws of urban design composition, culled from Renaissance and modern writers.

Audience: Professionals and students of architecture and urban design. Landscape architects, planners, designers - both student and professional.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750657174
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/15/2003
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,442,519
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Emeritus Professor Cliff Moughtin holds degrees in Architecture and Planning awarded by the University of Liverpool. He was also awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by The Queen's University of Belfaset. He was Professor of Planning in The Queen's University Belfast and Nottingham University. He is the author of a number of books including the series of four Urban Design titles for Architectural Press.

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Urban Design and People; Basic Design Concepts; Towns and Buildings; The Square or Plaza; Streets; Seafront, River and Canal, (including the addition of the Waterfront development in Barcelona as a case study); Sustainable Urban Design; Visual Analysis; Case Studies in Urban Design (including the addition of the Brayford area of Lincoln as a case study); Conclusion; Bibliography; Figure Sources; Index.

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