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The Urban Design Reader

The Urban Design Reader

  • Author: Michael Larice,Elizabeth Macdonald
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415333870
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 541
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This reader draws together the best classic and contemporary writings to illuminate the theory and practice of urban design. The 45 selections include contributions from Howard Le Corbusier and Hall and Jacobs, through to Davis, Hayden and Gilham.

Urban Design Reader

Urban Design Reader

  • Author: Matthew Carmona,Steven Tiesdell
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0750665319
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 375
  • View: 7224
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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. *A compulsory element of all architecture courses, this in an ideal introduction to the classic theories *Brings together, in one place, the key texts that provide the foundations of this increasingly significant discipline *Includes a range of writing from the 1960's to contemporary work, ensuring a complete coverage of the development of the subject

Urban Design Reader

Urban Design Reader

  • Author: Steve Tiesdell,Matthew Carmona
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136350616
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 384
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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.

The Urban and Regional Planning Reader

The Urban and Regional Planning Reader

  • Author: Eugenie Ladner Birch
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415319980
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 441
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Drawing together classic and contemporary writings, this collection illuminates the planning of cities and metropolitan areas. Editorial commentaries preceding each entry demonstrate its significance and outline the issue surrounding the topic.

Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design

Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design

  • Author: Baruch Givoni
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471291770
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 464
  • View: 8360
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Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design Baruch Givoni Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design is the most comprehensive, up–to–date reference available on building and urban climatology. Written in clear, common–sense language by Baruch Givoni, the leading authority in the field, this book is a far–reaching look at a variety of climatic influences and their effects on individuals, buildings, and communities. Aimed at architecture and urban planning professionals and students alike, Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design offers real–life solutions to climatological site planning and design issues, helping to settle disputes about site orientation, site organization, and the assembly of building materials. Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design is organized into three parts. The first, Building Climatology, analyzes human thermal comfort and the effect of architectural and structural design features including layout, window orientation, and shading, and ventilation conditions on the indoor climate. Then, Urban Climatology explores the ways in which the climate in densely built areas can differ from surrounding regional climactic conditions, for example, in temperature, wind speed, and humidity. This part further explores the effects of urban design elements, such as urban density and building height, on a city′s outdoor climate. Finally, Building and Urban Design Guidelines applies the body of available research on building climatology and the effects of physical planning on the urban and indoor climates to suggest design guidelines for different regions––for example, hot–dry and hot–humid climates. Filled with lists, tables, and graphs for easy cross–referencing, as well as hundreds of visuals, Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design offers readers the ability to perform a quick check of a proposed scheme against authoritative criteria. Mr. Givoni′s latest volume is a unique, indispensable guide to the relationship between building design, urban planning, and climate.

Urban Design

Urban Design

The American Experience

  • Author: Jon Lang
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471285427
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 528
  • View: 8790
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Urban Design the American Experience Jon Lang Urban Design: The American Experience places social and environmental concerns within the context of American history. It returns the focus of urban design to the creation of a better world. It evaluates the efforts of designers who apply knowledge about the environment and people to the creation of livable, enjoyable, and even inspiring built worlds. Urban Design: The American Experience emphasizes that urban design must take a user-oriented approach to achieve a higher quality of life in human settlements. All the keys to this approach are spelled out in chapters that address: Urban design as both a product and process of communal decision-making Types of knowledge required as a base for urban design action How to apply recent environmental and behavioral research to professional design How human needs are fulfilled through design The true role of functionalism in design Urban design efforts of the twentieth century in the United States are examined within their socio-political context. Jon Lang reviews the urban design experience from the beginning of the "City Beautiful" movement, paying particular attention to developments since World War II. He explores how the twentieth-century city has developed, as well as discusses the attitudes that have driven major movements in urban design. Readers learn a neo-Modernist approach that builds on the successes and failures of Rationalism and Empiricism, the two major streams of Modernist thought in architecture and urban design. They also gain an understanding of how the environment is experienced by people, and the implications of this experiencing for architectural and urban design. Numerous illustrations throughout demonstrate how various design schemes can be used. Urban Design: The American Experience provides architects, designers, city planners, and students in these fields with a model for their own future development as professionals. It is a valuable guide to design methodology (procedural theory) and other issues related to creating optimal urban environments.

Urban Design

Urban Design

Method and Techniques

  • Author: Cliff Moughtin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0750641029
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 195
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This book deals with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process. It is invaluable for architecture, planning, landscape and surveying students and will also help professionals in the day to day practice. A method of urban design is developed which has sustainability and environmental protection at the centre of its philosophy. Previously, literature regarding the urban design method has been almost totally neglected; this book introduces the topic to the reader. A number of techniques are illustrated by example or case study. Where techniques are discussed they are located within the structure of the design process. The book develops a logical framework for a process, which includes problem definition, survey, analysis, concept generation, evaluation and implementation. It is this framework which is presented here as a discourse towards the development of an urban design method. This book is a practical guide, one that the authors themselves would have found useful as students or in the early years of their professional careers. It is organized so that each chapter provides guidance which hitherto, students and practitioners in this field have had to discover for themselves, often with some difficulty, since methods and techniques for urban design is a broad topic thinly spread in published form. Techniques illustrated by example or case study Practical guide to urban design which covers a core subject for undergraduate degree courses Techniques located within structure of the design process

The urban design process

The urban design process

  • Author: Hamid Shirvani
  • Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 214
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Public Places - Urban Spaces

Public Places - Urban Spaces

  • Author: Tim Heath,Taner Oc,Steve Tiesdell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136444904
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 392
  • View: 9835
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Public Places Urban Spaces, 2e, is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, it is designed specifically for the 2,500 postgraduate students on Urban Design courses in the UK, and 1,500 students on undergraduate courses in the same subject. The 2e of this tried and trusted textbook has been updated with relevant case studies to show students how principles have been put into practice. The book is now in full color and in a larger format, so students and lecturers get a much stronger visual package and easy-to-use layout, enabling them to more easily practically apply principles of urban design to their projects. Sustainability is the driving factor in urban regeneration and new urban development, and the new edition is focused on best sustainable design and practice. Public Places Urban Spaces is a must-have purchase for those on urban design courses and for professionals who want to update and refresh their knowledge.

The City Reader

The City Reader

  • Author: Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135264139
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 704
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The fifth edition of the highly successful City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new contributions by experts including Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl, Harvey Molotch, Clarence Perry, Daphne Spain, Nigel Taylor, Samuel Bass Warner, and others – some of which have been newly written exclusively for The City Reader. Classic writings from Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs and Louis Wirth, meet the best contemporary writings of Sir Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Kenneth Jackson. This edition of The City Reader has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as sustainable urban development, climate change, globalization, and the impact of technology on cities. The plate sections have been extensively revised and expanded and a new plate section on global cities has been added. The anthology features general and section introductions and introductions to the selected articles. New to the fifth edition is a bibliography listing over 100 of the top books for those studying Cities.