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  1. Writing Urbanism

    A Design Reader

    Edited by Douglas Kelbaugh, Kit McCullough

    Series: The ACSA Architectural Education Series

    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.&...

    Published June 17th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Public Space

    The Management Dimension

    Edited by Matthew Carmona, Claudio de Magalhães, Leo Hammond

    In both the UK and the US there is a sense of dissatisfaction and pessimism about the state of urban environments, particularly with the quality of everyday public spaces. Explanations for this have emphasized the poor quality of design that characterizes many new public spaces; spaces that are...

    Published May 28th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Heterotopia and the City

    Public Space in a Postcivil Society

    Edited by Michiel Dehaene, Lieven De Cauter

    Heterotopia, literally meaning ‘other place’, is a rich concept in urban design that describes a space that is on the margins of ordered or civil society, and one that possesses multiple, fragmented or even incompatible meanings. The term has had an impact on architectural and urban theory since it...

    Published May 12th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Architecture, Power and National Identity

    2nd Edition

    By Lawrence Vale

    The first edition of Architecture, Power, and National Identity, published in 1992, has become a classic, winning the prestigious Spiro Kostof award for the best book in architecture and urbanism. Lawrence Vale fully has fully updated the book, which focuses on the relationship between the design...

    Published April 2nd 2008 by Routledge

  5. Framing Places

    Mediating Power in Built Form, 2nd Edition

    By Kim Dovey

    Series: Architext

    Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the...

    Published December 12th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Planning for Place and Plexus

    Metropolitan Land Use and Transport

    By David M. Levinson, Kevin J. Krizek

    Planning for Place and Plexus provides a fresh and unique perspective on metropolitan land use and transport networks, challenging current planning strategies and offering frameworks to understand and evaluate policy. The book suggests actions for the future urban growth of metropolitan areas and...

    Published December 12th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Urban Sustainability Through Environmental Design

    Approaches to Time-People-Place Responsive Urban Spaces

    Edited by Kevin Thwaites, Sergio Porta, Ombretta Romice, Mark Greaves

    What can architects, landscape architects and urban designers do to make urban open spaces, streets and squares, more responsive, lively and safe? Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design answers this question by providing the analytical tools and practical methodologies that can be...

    Published December 12th 2007 by Taylor & Francis

  8. Cross-Cultural Urban Design

    Global or Local Practice?

    Edited by Catherin Bull, Davisi Boontharm, Claire Parin, Darko Radovic, Guy Tapie

    Unprecedented in its scope, Cross-Cultural Urban Design: Global or Local Practice? explores how urban design has responded to recent trends towards global standardisation. Following analysis of its practice in the local domain, the book looks at how urban planning and design should be repositioned...

    Published November 25th 2007 by Routledge

  9. To Scale

    One Hundred Urban Plans

    By Eric Jenkins

    How big is Moscow’s Red Square in comparison to Tiananmen Square? Why are there fewer public squares in Japan than in Italy? What lessons might be found in the plan of Savannah, Georgia’s historic district? To Scale is a collection of plans of urban spaces drawn at the same scale to help...

    Published November 14th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Preserving New York

    Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks

    By Anthony Wood

    Preserving New York is the largely unknown inspiring story of the origins of New York City’s nationally acclaimed landmarks law. The decades of struggle behind the law, its intellectual origins, the men and women who fought for it, the forces that shaped it, and the buildings lost and saved on the...

    Published October 24th 2007 by Routledge