Urban Design: Method and Techniques

Urban Design: Method and Techniques by Paola Signoretta Laurea in Urbanistica University of Reggio Calabria Italy; PhD.

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Written By: J. C. Moughtin, Rafael Cuesta BSc MA MRTPI, Christine Sarris BSc MA, Paola Signoretta Laurea in Urbanistica University of Reggio Calabria Italy; PhD.
Publisher: Architectural Press

Binding: Paperback
Edition: 2
Language: English
Brand: imusti
EAN: 9780750657181
Feature: Routledge
ISBN: 0750657189
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2003-05-12
Manufacturer: Architectural Press

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This book deals with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process. It then goes on to relate these techniques to a unique, comprehensive account of method. A method of urban design is developed which has sustainability and environmental protection at the centre of its philosophy. Previously, literature regarding the urban design method has been almost totally neglected; this book introduces the topic to the reader. This revised Second Edition encompasses the latest techniques including the development of geographic information systems and financial techniques which help evaluate projects.

A number of techniques are illustrated by example or case study. Where techniques are discussed they are located within the structure of the design process. The book develops a logical framework for a process, which includes problem definition, survey, analysis, concept generation, evaluation and implementation. It is this framework which leads toward the development of an urban design method.

This book is a practical guide for students or professionals in the early part of their careers. It is organized so that each chapter provides guidance which readers would have otherwise had to discover for themselves, often with some difficulty.

* Shows how the techniques of urban design relate to method
* Outlines the techniques in detail and shows how to apply them
* In-depth case studies illustrate how theory has been translated into practice

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