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The Urban Design Reader.

Author: Michael Larice; Elizabeth Macdonald
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge urban reader series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Larice; Elizabeth Macdonald
ISBN: 9781136205668 1136205667
OCLC Number: 845253856
Description: 1 online resource (1807 pages).
Contents: Part 1: Historic Precedents in Urban Design Introduction Upsurge of the Renaissance Edmund N. Bacon The Islamic City: Historic Myths, Islamic Essence, and Contemporary Relevance Janet Abu-Lughod The Family of Eyes and Mire of the Macadam Marshall Berman Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns Frederick Law Olmsted The Meager and Unimaginative Character of Modern City Plans and Artistic Limitations of Modern City Planning Camillo Sitte Author's Introduction and The Town-Country Magnet Ebenezer Howard Ideology and Aesthetics William H. Wilson The Neighborhood Unit Clarence Perry The Pack-Donkey's Way and Man's Way and A Contemporary City Le Corbusier Part 2: Foundations of the Field Introduction Josep Lluis Sert's Urban Design Legacy Richard Marshall Introduction to The Concise Townscape Gordon Cullen The Image of the Environment and The City Image and Its Elements Kevin Lynch Author's Introduction and The Uses of Sidewalks: Contact Jane Jacobs A City is Not a Tree Christopher Alexander The Significance for A&P Parking Lots, or Learning from Las Vegas Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown Collage City Colin Rowe and Fred Koetter Introduction, The Life of Plazas, Sitting Space, and Sun, Wind, Trees, and Water William H. Whyte Conclusion: Great Streets and City Planning Allan B. Jacobs Toward an Urban Design Manifesto Allan B. Jacobs and Donald Appleyard Dimensions of Performance Kevin Lynch A Catholic Approach to Organizing What Urban Designers Should Know Anne Vernez Moudon Part 3: Growth of a Place Agenda Introduction Prospects for Places Edward Relph The Phenomenon of Place Christian Norberg-Schulz The Problem of Place in America Ray Oldenburg Critical Regionalism: An Architecture of Place Douglas Kelbaugh A Crisis in the Urban Landscape, The Origins and Theory of Type, and Legitimacy and Control Brenda Case Scheer Charter of the New Urbanism Congress for the New Urbanism Themes of Postmodern Urbanism Nan Ellin Introduction, Preface: The Current State of Everyday Urbanism, and Blurring the Boundaries: Public Space and Public Life Margaret Crawford Whatever Happened to Urbanism? and The Generic City Rem Koolhaas Part 4: Design Issues in Urban Development Introduction What is Sprawl? Oliver Gilham Density in Communities, or the Most Important Factor in Building Urbanity Eduardo Lozano Introduction, Physical Activity and Public Health and Urban Design Characteristics Lawrence Frank, Peter Engelke and Thomas Schmid Introduction, The Changing Nature of Public Space in City Centres and Whose Public Space? Ali Madanipour Profit and Place Ian Bentley Urban Dualities in the Arab World Yasser Elsheshtawy The Urbanism of Ambition and China Reinvents the City Thomas Campanella Part 5: Addressing Environmental Challenges Introduction An Ecological Method for Landscape Architecture Ian McHarg Principles for Regional Design Michael Hough Landscape as Urbanism Charles Waldheim Discourses for Landscape and Urbanization, The Production of Waste Landscapes and Drosscape Explained Alan Berger Planning for Sustainability in European Cities: A Review of Practice in Leading Cities Timothy Beatley Urban Resilience: Cities of Hope and Fear Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer Part 6: Urban Design Practice Now and Tomorrow Introduction Where and How Does Urban Design Happen? Alex Krieger Designing the Urban Design Studio Elizabeth Macdonald Design Guidelines in American Cities: Conclusions John Punter The End(s) of Urban Design Michael Sorkin A Third Way for Urban Design Kenneth Greenberg
Series Title: Routledge urban reader series.

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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.

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