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Urban Design provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to urban design, presenting a 3 dimensional model with which to categorise the processes and products involved. It not only defines the subject, but also considers the future direction of the field and what can be learned from the past. 50 international case studies demonstrate the variety of urban design efforts that have occurred in recent history.
* Enables students and professionals to understand the meaning of urban design by presenting an analysis of case studies from the past 5 decades.
* Illustrates how urban design guidelines and processes have been used in a broad range of projects around the world.
* Helps architects and planners to define their goals and to confidently predict design outcomes.
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Explains what is meant by Urban Design and explores the variety of types of urban design that has taken place during the last 50 years.From the Back Cover:
Urban Design the American Experience Jon Lang Urban Design: The American Experience places social and environmental concerns within the context of American history. It returns the focus of urban design to the creation of a better world. It evaluates the efforts of designers who apply knowledge about the environment and people to the creation of livable, enjoyable, and even inspiring built worlds. Urban Design: The American Experience emphasizes that urban design must take a user-oriented approach to achieve a higher quality of life in human settlements. All the keys to this approach are spelled out in chapters that address:
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Book Description Architectural Press. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think0750666285
Book Description Routledge, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0750666285