Urban Design Reader

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Essential reading for students and practitioners of urban design, this collection of essays introduces the 6 dimensions of urban design through a range of the most important classic and contemporary key texts.

Urban design as a form of place making has become an increasingly significant area of academic endeavour, of public policy and professional practice. Compiled by the authors of the best selling Public Places Urban Spaces, this indispensable guide includes all the crucial definitions and various understandings of the subject, as well as a practical look at how to implement urban design that readers will need to refer to time and time again.

Uniquely, the selections of essays that include the works of Gehl, Jacobs, and Cullen, are presented substantially in their original form, and the truly accessible dip-in-and-out format will enable readers to form a deeper, practical understanding of urban design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750665315
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/7/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 956,363
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

He is currently a member of the RTPI General Assembly. He is on the editorial board of 'Urban Design Quarterly', is Book Reviews Editor for the 'Journal of Urban Design', and series editor for the 'Design in the Built Environment' research text series from Ashgate.

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Table of Contents

Section One - DEFINING URBAN DESIGN; Tibbalds, F. (1992), ‘Places Matter Most’; Madanipour, A. (1997), ‘Ambiguities of Urban Design’; Jarvis, R. (1980), ‘Urban Environments as Visual Art or Social Setting’;Sternberg, E. (2000), ‘An Integrative Theory of Urban Design’; Loukaitou-Sideris, A. & Banerjee, T. (1998), ‘Postmodern Urban Form’; Varkki George R (1997), ‘A Procedural Explanation for Contemporary Urban Design’; Section Two - THE MORPHOLOGY DIMENSION ; Trancik, R. (1986), ‘What is Lost Space?’; Martin, L. (1972), ‘The Grid as Generator’; Kelbaugh, D. (2002), ‘Typology: An Architecture of Limits’,Section Three - THE PERCEPTUAL DIMENSION; Relph, E. (1976), ‘On the Identity of Places’; Lynch, K. (1984), Reconsidering The Image of the City; Knox, P. (19??), ‘The Social production of the built environment: Architects, architecture and the post-modern city’; Sircus, J. (2001), ‘Invented Places’, Prospect; Zukin, S. (1995), ‘Learning from Disney World’; Section Four - THE SOCIAL DIMENSION; Gehl, J. (2001 is fifth edition, first published 1971), ‘Three Types of Outdoor Activities’ and ‘Outdoor activities and quality of outdoor space’ ; Jacobs, J. (1961), ‘The Uses of Sidewalks: Safety’; Banerjee, T. (2001), ‘The Future of Public Space: Beyond Invented Streets and Reinvented Places’; Oldenberg, R. (1999), ‘The Character of Third Places’; Goldberger, P. (1996), ‘The Rise of the Private City’; Section Five - THE VISUAL DIMENSION; Cullen, G. (1971), ‘Introduction’; White, E. (1999), ‘Path-Portal-Place’, RFAC/Cantacuzino, S. (1994), ‘Buildings in Depth’; Buchanan, P. (1988), ‘A Report From The Front’; Section Six - THE FUNCTIONAL DIMENSION; Lang, J. (1994), ‘Functionalism redefined’; Whyte, W.H. (1980), ‘The Life of Plazas; Carr, S.; Francis, M.; Rivlin, L.G. & Stone, A.M. (1992), ‘Needs in Public Space’; MacCormac, R. (1994), ‘Understanding Transactions’; Hillier, B. (1996), ‘Cities as Movement Economies’; Section Seven - THE TEMPORAL DIMENSION; Bosselmann, P. (1998), ‘Images in Motion’ (Chapter Three); Lynch, K. (1972), ‘The Presence of the Past’; Brand, S. (1994), ‘Shearing Layers’; Section Eight - IMPLEMENTING URBAN DESIGN; Knox, P. & Ozolins, P. (2000), ‘The Built Environment’; McGlynn, S. & Murrain, P. (1994), ‘The Politics of Urban Design’; Rowley, A. (1998), ‘Private Property Decision Makers and the Quality of Urban Design’; Bentley, I. (1999), ‘Heroes and Servants, Markets and Battlefields’; Case Sheer, B. (1994), ‘Introduction: The Debate on Design Review’; Duany A, Plater-Zyberk E & Speck J (2000), ‘The Inner City’

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