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Companion to Urban Design

Edited by: Tridib Banerjee , Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

Print publication date:  January  2011
Online publication date:  March  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415553643
eBook ISBN: 9780203844434
Adobe ISBN: 9781136920097

10.4324/9780203844434
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Today the practice of urban design has forged a distinctive identity with applications at many different scales – ranging from the block or street scale to the scale of metropolitan and regional landscapes. Urban design interfaces many aspects of contemporary public policy – multiculturalism, healthy cities, environmental justice, economic development, climate change, energy conservations, protection of natural environments, sustainable development, community liveability, and the like. The field now comprises a core body of knowledge that enfolds a right history of ideas, paradigms, principles, tools, research and applications, enriched by electric influences from the humanities, and social and natural sciences.

Companion to Urban Design includes more than fifty original contributions from internationally recognized authorities in the field. These contributions address the following questions: What are the important ideas that have shaped the field and the current practice of urban design? What are the major methods and processes that have influenced the practice of urban design at various scales? What are the current innovations relevant to the pedagogy of urban design? What are the lingering debates, conflicts ad contradictions in the theory and practice of urban design? How could urban design respond to the contemporary challenges of climate change, sustainability, active living initiatives, globalization, and the like? What are the significant disciplinary influences on the theory, research and practice of urban design in recent times?

There has never before been a more authoritative and comprehensive companion that includes core, foundational and pioneering ideas and concepts of urban design. This book serves as an invaluable guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students, future professionals, and practitioners interested in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning, but also in urban studies, urban affairs, geography, and related fields.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  From CIAM to CNU Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Open and the Enclosed Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Pedagogical Traditions Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Two Orders of Cybernetics in Urban form and Design Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Urban Design and Spatial Political Economy Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Critical Urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Urban Design and the Traditions of Geography Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Influences of Sociology on Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Influences of Anthropology on Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Feminist Approaches to Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Environmental Psychology and Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Law of Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Political Theory and Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Interactions between Public Health and Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Urban Design and the Cinematic Arts Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Design Studios Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Media Tools for Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Visualizing Change Download PDF
Chapter  20:  City Design in the Age of Digital Ubiquity Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Customs, Norms, Rules, Regulations, and Standards in Design Practice Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Decoding Design Guidance Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Urban Design Competitions Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Design Charrette Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Citizen Design Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Downtown Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Suburbs Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Planned Communities and New Towns Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Neighborhood Spaces Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Spaces of Consumption Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Cultural Institutions Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Streets and the Public Realm Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Mixed-Life Places Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Urban Flux Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Compactness vs. Sprawl Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Living Together or Apart Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Beyond Placelessness Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Old vs. New Urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Form-Based Codes vs. Conventional Zoning Download PDF
Chapter  40:  City Branding Download PDF
Chapter  41:  From Metropolitan to Regional Urbanization Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Ethnoscapes Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Urban Design for a Planet of Informal Cities Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Postmodern and Integral Urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Ecological Urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Metropolitan form and Landscape Urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Intertwist and Intertwine Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Smart Growth Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Notes on Transit-Oriented Development Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Placemaking in Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Secure Cities Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Design for Resilient Cities Download PDF
Part_9 Download PDF
Part_8 Download PDF
Part_7 Download PDF
Part_6 Download PDF
Part_5 Download PDF
Part_4 Download PDF
Part_3 Download PDF
Part_2 Download PDF
Part_1 Download PDF
Epilogue Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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