The Urban Design Reader

The Urban Design Reader

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.

Author: Michael Larice

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136205668

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.
Categories: Social Science

The Urban Design Reader

The Urban Design Reader

This reader draws together the best classic and contemporary writings to illuminate the theory and practice of urban design.

Author: Michael Larice

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415333865

Category: Social Science

Page: 541

View: 893

This reader draws together the best classic and contemporary writings to illuminate the theory and practice of urban design. The selections include contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Hall and Jacobs through to Davis, Hayden and Gilham.
Categories: Social Science

The Urban Design Reader

The Urban Design Reader

Several new selections in this part of the book also highlight important international development trends in the Middle East and China.

Author: Michael Larice

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415668077

Category: Architecture

Page: 660

View: 876

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.
Categories: Architecture

Writing Urbanism

Writing Urbanism

Writing Urbanism is the ideal volume for both students, architects and urban designers.

Author: Douglas Kelbaugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135975746

Category: Architecture

Page: 424

View: 541

Urban design continues to grow as an increasingly important and expanding field of study, research and professional endeavour. Distinguished by its broad scope and comprehensiveness on the subject of urban design, this new collection combines selected essays from both practitioners and academia. Writing Urbanism is the ideal volume for both students, architects and urban designers.
Categories: Architecture

Urban Design Reader

Urban Design Reader

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.

Author: Steve Tiesdell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136350610

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 698

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.
Categories: Architecture

Basics Landscape Architecture 01 Urban Design

Basics Landscape Architecture 01  Urban Design

Definitions across the architectures The emergence of urban design as a modern discipline can possibly be traced to a conference held at the ... In their introduction to the Urban Design Reader, Matthew Carmona and Steve Tiesdell ...

Author: Tim Waterman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350034648

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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Basics Landscape Architecture 01: Urban Design seeks to define and describe the role played by landscape architecture in urban design, an interdisciplinary practice that is concerned with defining the form of human settlements. It provides a brief history and definition of urban design and the roles of the various professions involved. Urban Design looks at the elements of urban form and the importance of contextual details, from the scale of the city and its region to the importance of materials. The text uses case studies to explore the philosophies and methodologies of urban design and to explain the importance of of urban design to landscape architecture and, in turn, the importance of landscape architecture to urban design.
Categories: Architecture

The City Reader

The City Reader

The best way to learn more about urban design is to read selections in Michael Larice and Elizabeth Macdonald's anthology of classic and contemporary writings about urban design The Urban Design Reader, 2nd edn (London and New York: ...

Author: Richard T. LeGates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429537325

Category: Architecture

Page: 786

View: 184

The seventh edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city. Sixty-three selections are included: forty-five from the sixth edition and eighteen new selections, including three newly written exclusively for The City Reader. The anthology features a Prologue essay on "How to Study Cities", eight part introductions as well as individual introductions to each of the selected articles. The new edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary and topical areas included, such as sustainable urban development, globalization, the impact of technology on cities, resilient cities, and urban theory. The seventh edition places greater emphasis on cities in the developing world, the global city system, and the future of cities in the digital transformation age. While retaining classic writings from authors such as Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, this edition also includes the best contemporary writings of, among others, Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, and Saskia Sassen. New material has been added on compact cities, urban history, placemaking, climate change, the world city network, smart cities, the new social exclusion, ordinary cities, gentrification, gender perspectives, regime theory, comparative urbanization, and the impact of technology on cities. Bibliographic material has been completely updated and strengthened so that the seventh edition can serve as a reference volume orienting faculty and students to the most important writings of all the key topics in urban studies and planning. The City Reader provides the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies, old and new. It is essential reading for anyone interested in studying cities and city life.
Categories: Architecture

Designing Cities

Designing Cities

The overall organization of the book is carefully explained in relation to the subject matter by the editor.

Author: Alexander R. Cuthbert

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631235043

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 720

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.
Categories: Social Science

Toward an Integrative Theory of Urban Design

Toward an Integrative Theory of Urban Design

Herbert Le Sou. New York: T. Nelson and Sons Carmona, et al. 2003. The communication process. In The urban design reader. Urban Reader Series, ed Larice, M. and E. Macdonald (2007). New York: Routledge, pp. 479–489. Carruthers, P. 1996.

Author: Hossein Bahrainy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319326658

Category: Social Science

Page: 113

View: 274

This book takes a bold epistemological approach to address the fundamental questions that urban design has faced since its inception – questions concerning its legitimacy, definition, nature, content, purpose, theory, methods, jurisdiction and above all its knowledge base. The appropriate level of urban design – global or local – is another critical and emerging question discussed. At the end, an integrative theory of urban design is introduced, on the basis of which a set of principles is developed for application by practicing urban designers. These principles are presented at three essential levels: general, global and local-Iranian. Toward an Integrative Theory of Urban Design is intended to dispel many of the ambiguities still troubling urban design as a discipline and profession.
Categories: Social Science

Urban Waterfront Promenades

Urban Waterfront Promenades

The best are inclusive places, welcoming and accessible to diverse users. This book explores urban waterfront promenades worldwide.

Author: Elizabeth Macdonald

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317581369

Category: Architecture

Page: 298

View: 177

Some cities have long-treasured waterfront promenades, many cities have recently built ones, and others have plans to create them as opportunities arise. Beyond connecting people with urban water bodies, waterfront promenades offer many social and ecological benefits. They are places for social gathering, for physical activity, for relief from the stresses of urban life, and where the unique transition from water to land eco-systems can be nurtured and celebrated. The best are inclusive places, welcoming and accessible to diverse users. This book explores urban waterfront promenades worldwide. It presents 38 promenade case studies—as varied as Vancouver’s extensive network that has been built over the last century, the classic promenades in Rio de Janeiro, the promenades in Stockholm’s recently built Hammarby Sjöstad eco-district, and the Ma On Shan promenade in the Hong Kong New Territories—analyzing their physical form, social use, the circumstances under which they were built, the public policies that brought them into being, and the threats from sea level rise and the responses that have been made. Based on wide research, Urban Waterfront Promenades examines the possibilities for these public spaces and offers design and planning approaches useful for professionals, community decision-makers, and scholars. Extensive plans, cross sections, and photographs permit visual comparison.
Categories: Architecture

Companion to Urban Design

Companion to Urban Design

“Urban Design as a Discipline in a Profession.” In Carmona, M.andTiesdell, S.(Eds.) Urban Design Reader, Oxford: Architectural Press. Larice, M.and Macdonald, E. (2007). The Urban Design Reader, New York: Routledge. Levy, R. (1990).

Author: Tridib Banerjee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136920080

Category: Architecture

Page: 736

View: 566

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.
Categories: Architecture

The Urban Sociology Reader

The Urban Sociology Reader

design. The urban disciplinary readers include both classic writings and recent, cutting-edge contributions to the respective disciplines. They are lively, high-quality, competitively priced readers which faculty can adopt as course ...

Author: Jan Lin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415665308

Category: Architecture

Page: 447

View: 290

Rev. ed. of: The urban sociology reader. 2005.
Categories: Architecture

Sustainable Urban Development Reader

Sustainable Urban Development Reader

URBAN DISCIPLINARY READERS The series contains urban disciplinary readers organized around social science disciplines and professorial fields: urban sociology, urban geography, urban politics, urban and regional planning, and urban ...

Author: Stephen M. Wheeler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317672173

Category: Architecture

Page: 612

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Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting readings on a number of dimensions of the sustainability concept. Topics covered include land use and urban design, transportation, ecological planning and restoration, energy and materials use, economic development, social and environmental justice, and green architecture and building. All sections have a concise editorial introduction that places the selection in context and suggests further reading. Additional sections cover tools for sustainable development, international sustainable development, visions of sustainable community and case studies from around the world. The book also includes educational exercises for individuals, university classes, or community groups, and an extensive list of recommended readings. The anthology remains unique in presenting a broad array of classic and contemporary readings in this field, each with a concise introduction placing it within the context of this evolving discourse. The Sustainable Urban Development Reader presents an authoritative overview of the field using original sources in a highly readable format for university classes in urban studies, environmental studies, the social sciences, and related fields. It also makes a wide range of sustainable urban planning-related material available to the public in a clear and accessible way, forming an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the future of urban environments.
Categories: Architecture

The Urban Geography Reader

The Urban Geography Reader

TOPICAL URBAN ANTHOLOGIES The urban series will also include topical urban readers intended both as primary and ... The Global Cities Reader Neil Brenner and Roger Keil (eds) The Urban Design Reader Michael Larice and Elizabeth ...

Author: NICK FYFE

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429603860

Category: Science

Page: 424

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Drawing on a rich diversity of theoretical approaches and analytical strategies, urban geographers have been at the forefront of understanding the global and local processes shaping cities, and of making sense of the urban experiences of a wide variety of social groups. Through their links with those working in the fields of urban policy design, urban geographers have also played an important role in the analysis of the economic and social problems confronting cities. Capturing the diversity of scholarship in the field of urban geography, this reader presents a stimulating selection of articles and excerpts by leading figures. Organized around seven themes, it addresses the changing economic, social, cultural, and technological conditions of contemporary urbanization and the range of personal and public responses. It reflects the academic importance of urban geography in terms of both its theoretical and empirical analysis as well as its applied policy relevance, and features extensive editorial input in the form of general, section and individual extract introductions. Bringing together in one volume 'classic' and contemporary pieces of urban geography, studies undertaken in the developed and developing worlds, and examples of theoretical and applied research, it provides in a convenient, student-friendly format, an unparalleled resource for those studying the complex geographies of urban areas.
Categories: Science

Urban Design Paradigm

Urban Design Paradigm

Architectural Press is an imprint of Elsevier, Urban Design Readers, Edited by Matthew Carmona and Steve Tiesdell, First Editions 2007. (P.:23. Alister Scott, A. G. (2007). The UrbanRural Divide: Myth or Reality? Macaulay Institute.

Author: Abeer Elshater

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 9781482824858

Category: Art

Page: 154

View: 561

This book presents six working manuscripts on urban design disciplines. It holds the history of urban design in Western and American literature. It extends to the content analysis of several issues that are tangible with the Egyptian context. The research approaches are discussed to find out contemporary outcomes and theoretical contributions to the discussed topics. Implicitly, the objective is to give a line, theoretical and practical, to reload the Egyptian metropolitan cities. The urban reloading may benefit both the people and the place.
Categories: Art

Dynamic Urban Design

Dynamic Urban Design

Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Development.” Journal ofAmerican Planning Literature 62, no. 3 (Summer 1996): 296–310. Carmona, Matthew, and Steve Tiesdell, eds. Urban Design Reader. Oxford: Architectural Press ...

Author: Michael A. von Hausen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475949889

Category: Architecture

Page: 536

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Advance Praise for Dynamic Urban Design “Finally, in one book a complete guide to the theory, practice, and potential of urban design by one of Canada’s preeminent urban designers.” —David R. Witty, former dean, School of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Canada “Michael von Hausen has given us a clear and hopeful path to the creation of a sustainable urbanism, one that will be inspiring and instructive to practitioners, students, and all those who are focused on the most fundamental issue of our time.” —Jim Adams, architect and principal, McCann Adams Studio, Austin, Texas “Dynamic Urban Design establishes Michael von Hausen as a sustainable urban design authority. Sharing insights taken from six millennia ... von Hausen articulates a clearly understandable and masterfully illustrated process.” —Kevin Harris, architect and principal, Kevin Harris Architect, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Whether we are practicing urban designers or interested citizens, virtually all of us want to live in communities that are safe, attractive, and healthy. Yet our good intentions face conflicting goals. How are we going to improve community health, reduce crime, and improve mobility in cities while at the same time expanding our cities to accommodate growth? How are we going to do all this with seemingly limited financial resources? How do we do more with less, live within our means, and still create a higher quality of life? The list of challenges is almost endless. Urban design is emerging as a critical interface that brings various professions together to address these challenges and improve our communities. For future human survival and quality of life, the world needs a more inclusive, rigorous, socially inspired, and comprehensive urban design model integrated with sustainable development. This book delivers that model—a reference guide for doing it right.
Categories: Architecture

Contemporary Urban Planning

Contemporary Urban Planning

LARICE, MICHAEL, and MACDONALD, ELIZABETH, eds., The Urban Design Reader Routledge, New York, 2006. MORRIS, A. E. J., History of Urban Form John Wiley, New York, 1972. MOUGHTON, CLIFF, CUSETA, RAFAEL, SARRIS, CHRISTINE, and SIGNORETTA, ...

Author: John M. Levy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317349150

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Updated in its 10th edition, Contemporary Urban Planning provides readers with in-depth coverage of the historic, economic, political, legal, and environmental factors affecting urban planning as well as specific chapters on the various fields of planning. With updated coverage of the Obama administration's response to the present economic downturn, the text addresses the most pressing issues in urban development today - including the subprime mortgage crisis and home foreclosures, federal funding for public transportation, and new standards for "green" buildings. The book also includes new material on the rapidly growing field of planning for natural catastrophes.
Categories: Political Science

Understanding Tall Buildings

Understanding Tall Buildings

The Art of Placemaking: Interpreting Community through Public Art and Urban Design. Cambridge, MA: Merrell Publishers. ... “The phenomenon of place,” in M. Larice and E. Macdonald (eds) The Urban Design Reader. New York: Routledge, pp.

Author: Kheir Al-Kodmany

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317608660

Category: Architecture

Page: 254

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In recent years, the rapid pace of tall building construction has fostered a certain kind of placelessness, with many new tall buildings being built out of scale, context and place. By analyzing hundreds of tall buildings and by providing hundreds of visuals that inspire, stimulate and engage, Understanding Tall Buildings contends that well-designed tall buildings can rejuvenate cities, ignite economic activity, support social life and boost city pride. Although this book does not claim to possess all the solutions, it does propose specific tall building design guidelines that may help to promote placemaking. Through this work, it is the author’s hope that ill-conceived developments will become less common in the future and that good placemaking will become the norm, not the exception. This book is a must-read for students and practitioners working to create better tall buildings and better urban environments.
Categories: Architecture