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Public places, urban spaces : the dimensions of urban design

Author: Matthew Carmona
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Burlington, MA : Architectural Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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'Public Places, Urban Spaces' provides a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, this edition has been updated with relevant examples to show students how principles have been put into practice.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Public places, urban spaces.
Oxford, UK ; Burlington, MA : Architectural Press, 2010
(OCoLC)495938703
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Carmona
ISBN: 9781856179041 1856179044 9781136444913 1136444912 0080515428 9780080515427
OCLC Number: 701718068
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 394 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Contents: Part I. Defining urban design : Urban design today : Understanding urban design ; The need for urban design ; The urban designers --
Urban change : Changing urban space design ; Changing city form ; Information and communication technology ; A return to urbanity? ; Contemporary urbanisms --
Contexts for urban design : The local context ; The global (sustainability) context ; The market context ; The regulatory context ; The design process. Part II. The dimensions of urban design : The morphological dimension : Urban morphology ; Morphological transformations ; Connected streets patterns ; Streets as places --
The perceptual dimension : Environmental perception ; The social construction of place ; Place differentiation --
The social dimension : People and space ; The public realm ; Neighbourhoods ; Safety and security ; Controlling space: access and exclusion ; Equitable environments --
The visual dimension : Aesthetic appreciation and preferences ; Visual qualities of space ; Visual elements of space --
The functional dimension : Movement ; Designing (better) 'people places' ; Environmental design ; Designing healthier environments ; The capital web --
The temporal dimension : Time cycles ; The march of time ; Managing change over time. Part III. Implementing urban design : The development process : Real estate development ; Development roles ; Development and place quality --
The control process : Public intervention ; Diagnosis/appraisal ; Policy, design and regulation ; Education and management --
The communication process : Communication, persuasion and manipulation ; Community engagement ; Representation ; Written communication and design --
Holistic urban design : 'Questioning' urban design ; The challenge ; A holistic approach.
Other Titles: Dimensions of urban design
Urban design
Responsibility: Mathew [i.e. Matthew] Carmona [and others].

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