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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.

The Urban Design Reader

The Urban Design Reader

  • Author: Michael Larice,Elizabeth Macdonald
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136205667
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 640
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The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent writings by Waldheim, Koolhaas, and Sorkin. Following the widespread success of the first edition of The Urban Design Reader, this updated edition continues to provide the most important historical material of the urban design field, but also introduces new topics and selections that address the myriad challenges facing designers today. The six part structure of the second edition guides the reader through the history, theory and practice of urban design. The reader is initially introduced to those classic writings that provide the historical precedents for city-making into the twentieth century. Part Two introduces the voices and ideas that were instrumental in establishing the foundations of the urban design field from the late 1950s up to the mid-1990s. These authors present a critical reading of the design professions and offer an alternative urban design agenda focused on vital and lively places. The authors in Part Three provide a range of urban design rationales and strategies for reinforcing local physical identity and the creation of memorable places. These selections are largely describing the outcomes of mid-century urban design and voicing concerns over the placeless quality of contemporary urbanism. The fourth part of the Reader explores key issues in urban design and development. Ideas about sprawl, density, community health, public space and everyday life are the primary focus here. Several new selections in this part of the book also highlight important international development trends in the Middle East and China. Part Five presents environmental challenges faced by the built environment professions today, including recent material on landscape urbanism, sustainability, and urban resiliency. The final part examines professional practice and current debates in the field: where urban designers work, what they do, their roles, their fields of knowledge and their educational development. The section concludes with several position pieces and debates on the future of urban design practice. This book provides an essential resource for students and practitioners of urban design, drawing together important but widely dispersed writings. Part and section introductions are provided to assist readers in understanding the context of the material, summary messages, impacts of the writing, and how they fit into the larger picture of the urban design field.

Urban Design Reader

Urban Design Reader

  • Author: Matthew Carmona,Steven Tiesdell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0750665319
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 375
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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

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.

Urban Design

Urban Design

The American Experience

  • Author: Jon Lang
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471285427
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 528
  • View: 326
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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 Ecologies

Urban Design Ecologies

AD Reader

  • Author: Brian McGrath
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470974056
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 320
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The discipline of urban design is undergoing a rapid expansion and realignment. It is experiencing a shift from a profession dominated by architects and planners, directed at urban development, to a more expansive set of practices engaging new forms of social and environmental ecologies, as cities worldwide adapt to economic restructuring, mass migrations and climate change. Bringing together classic and new texts from the last 40 years, this AD Reader focuses attention on the critical tools needed to understand how cities have been designed and constructed and then changed over time. This enables new ways of envisioning how cities must be conceived and adapted in the future to the dual conditions of rapid urbanisation and economic restructuring, coupled with unpredictable environmental conditions due to climate change. With its emphasis on both urban design and the ecological, this book brings together key articles that point the way forward for reconciling the often conflicting concerns of urbanism and environmentalism. Twenty-three texts are organised into four distinct sections, covering metropolitan architecture, the sprawling megalopolis, the megacity and the recently emerging metacity. These are broadly chronological and highlight the recent thinking behind some of the key urban developments, ranging from the art of traditional city-making covered by European architects and historians in the late 20th century to contemporary Tokyo described by Atelier Bow-Wow. Features original texts from: Reyner Banham, Rem Koolhaas, Aldo Rossi, Colin Rowe, David Grahame Shane, Bernard Tschumi, Oswald Mathias Ungers, and Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour. Contains newly commissioned texts from: Mary Cadenasso, Sharon Haar and Victoria Marshall, Carlos Leite, Steward TA Pickett and Albert Pope. Includes new translations of important essays by Vittorio Gregotti and Paola Viganò. Topics range from the European historic city to the Las Vegas Strip and the megacity of São Paulo, taking in the global sustainable city.

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
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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.

Designing Cities

Designing Cities

Critical Readings in Urban Design

  • Author: Alexander R. Cuthbert
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631235040
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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Designing Cities is the first reader to be published in the thriving field of urban design. It has been assembled to appeal to a broad range of readers interested in how the design of cities comes about. Provides a complex and integrated perspective on the field of urban design. Carefully structured, so that students will gain an understanding of the theoretical context from which urban design has emerged. Includes work by Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Christian Norberg-Schultz, Peter Marcuse and others.

The Ecological Design and Planning Reader

The Ecological Design and Planning Reader

  • Author: Forster O. Ndubisi
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610914910
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 632
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From Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson, writers have long examined the effects of industrialization and its potential to permanently alter the world around them. Today, as we experience rapid global urbanization, pressures on the natural environment to accommodate our daily needs for food, work, shelter, and recreation are greatly intensified. Concerted efforts to balance human use with ecological concerns are needed now more than ever. A rich body of literature on the effect of human actions on the natural environment provides a window into what we now refer to as ecological design and planning. The study and practice of ecological design and planning provide a promising way to manage change in the landscape so that human actions are more in tune with natural processes. In The Ecological Design and Planning Reader Professor Ndubisi offers refreshing insights into key themes that shape the theory and practice of ecological design and planning. He has assembled, synthesized, and framed selected seminal published scholarly works in the field from the past one hundred and fifty years——ranging from Ebenezer Howard’s Garden Cities of To-morrow to Anne Whiston Spirn’s, “Ecological Urbanism: A Framework for the Design of Resilient Cities.” The reader ends with a hopeful look forward, which suggests an agenda for future research and analysis in ecological design and planning. This is the first volume to bring together classic and contemporary writings on the history, evolution, theory, methods, and exemplary practice of ecological design and planning. The collection provides students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners with a solid foundation for understanding the relationship between human systems and our natural environment.