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Title The urban design reader / edited by Michael Larice and Elizabeth Macdonald
Edition 2nd ed
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2013, ©2013
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 660 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The Routledge urban reader series
Routledge urban reader series
Contents Part I. Historical precedents in urban design : Upsurge of the Renaissance / Edmund N. Bacon -- The Islamic city: historic myths, Islamic essence, and contemporary relevance / Janet Abu-Lughod -- The family of eyes ; The 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 ; Artistic limitations of modern city planning / Camillo Site -- Author's introduction ; 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 II. Foundations of the field : Josep Lluis Sert's urban design legacy / Richard Marchall ; Introduction to The concise townscape / Gordon Cullen -- The image of the environment ; The city image and its elements / Kevin Lynch -- Author's introduction ; The uses of sidewalks: contact / Jane Jacobs -- A city is not a tree / Christopher Alexander -- The significance of 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 ; Sun, wind, trees, and water / William H. Whyte -- Conclusion: Great streets and city planning / Allen 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 III. Growth of a place agenda : 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 S. Kelbaugh -- A crisis in the urban landscape ; The origins and theory of type ; 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 ; Blurring the boundaries: public space and private life / Margaret Crawford -- The generic city ; Whatever happened to urbanism? / Rem Koolhaas
Part IV. What is sprawl? / Oliver Gillham -- Density in communities, or the most important factor in building urbanity / Eduardo Lozano -- Introduction ; Physical activity and public health ; Urban design characteristics / Lawrence D. Frank, Peter O. Engelke, and Thomas L. Schmid -- Introduction ; The changing nature of public space in city centres ; Whose public space? / Ali Madanipour -- Profit and place / Ian Bentley -- Urban dualities in the Arab world: from a narrative of loss to neo-liberal urbanism / Yasser Elsheshtawy -- The urbanism of ambition ; China reinvents the city / Thomas J. Campanella -- Part V. En 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 landscape ; Drosscape explained / Alan Berger -- Planning for sustainability in European cities: a review of practice in leading cities / Timothy Beatley ; Urban resilience: cities of fear and hope / Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer -- Part VI. Urban design practice now and tomorrow : 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
Summary "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 fifty generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch and Jacobs to more recent writings by Hiller, 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. Section 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 section 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. Section five presents environmental challenges faced by the built environment professions today, including recent material on landscape urbanism, sustainability, and urban resiliency. The final section 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. Section and selection 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."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 20, 2019)
Subject City planning
City planning.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Regional Planning.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography.
Form Electronic book
Author Larice, Michael, 1962- editor
Macdonald, Elizabeth, 1959- editor
ISBN 0203094239