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The Urban Design Reader

Опубликовано на портале: 24-11-2006
London, New York: Routledge, 2006, cерия "Routledge Urban Reader Series", 560 с.
Drawing together the very best of classic and contemporary writings, this informative book illuminates the theory and practice of urban design. Forty-one generous selections include contributions from Le Corbusier and Jacobs through to Hayden and Gillham.
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 students in understanding where readings come from and how they fit into the larger picture of the field of urban design.

Part 1: Historical Precedents for The Urban Design Field
1. Upsurge of the Renaissance
2. The Family of Eyes" and "The Mire of the Macadam
3. Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns
4. The Meager and Unimaginative Character of Modern City Plans
5. The Artistic Limitations of Modern City Planning
6. The Garden City Idea and Modern Planning
7. The Neighborhood Unit
8. The Pack-Donkey’s Way and Man’s Way and A Contemporary City

Part 2: Normstive Theories of Good City
9. Introduction and The Uses of Sidewalks: Contact
10. The Timeless Way
11. Toward an Urban Design Manifesto
12. Dimensions of Performance

Part 3: Place Theories in Urban Design
13. Prospects for Places
14. The Phenomenon of Place
15. The Problem of Place in America

Part 4: Dimensions of Place-Making
16. The Image of the Environment
17. The City Image and Its Elements
18. Introduction to The Concise Townscape
19. Principles for Regional Design
20. Critical Regionalism: An Architecture of Place
21. Place Memory and Urban Preservation
22. Themes of Postmodern Urbanism
23. The Generic City

Part 5: Typology and Morphology in Urban Design
24. Urban Components
25. The Third Typology
26. Getting to Know the Built Landscape: Typomorphology

Part 6: Contemporary Challenges and Responses
27. What is Sprawl?
28. Charter of the New Urbanism
29. Density in Communities, or the Most Important Factor in Building Urbanity
30. Compact, Decentralised or What? The Sustainable City Debate

Part 7: Elements of the Public Realm
31. Introduction The Life of Plazas and Sitting Space
32. Three Types of Outdoor Activities Life Between Buildings
33. Urban Plazas
34. Neighborhood Space
35. Great Streets and City Planning
36. Getting Around
37. Green Streets
38. Drawing Lessons and Debunking Myths

Part 8: Practice and Process
39. A Catholic Approach to Organizing What Urban Designers Should Know
40. Urban Design as a Discipline and as a Profession
41. The Communication Process
42. The Debate on Design Review
43. Design Guidelines in American Cities: Conclusions