Performative Urban Design identifies emerging trends in urban design as they are reflected in a city's architecture and spatial design. A 'cultural grafting' of the inner city is taking place, and urban development is pursuing an intense city life in which architecture and art are playing a catalytic role. On the one hand, this development has focused on massive investments in 'corporate architecture.' On the other hand, cities have invested heavily in new cultural centers and performative urban spaces that can fulfill a growing desire for entertainment and culture. This anthology addresses these issues through the three lenses of: Sense Architecture, Place Making, and Urban Catalyst. The articles identify the relevant theoretical positions within architecture, art, and urban strategies, and they demonstrate the concepts and methodological approaches drawn from practical experience.