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Urban Design and People

Urban Design and People

This guide is a great introduction to the world of Urban Design and everything associated with it. 

Price: $80.00
Product Code/ISBN: 9780470138168
Year: 2009
Binding: Hardcover     Page Count: 400
Publisher: Wiley


This guide is a great introduction to the world of Urban Design and everything associated with it.  From vocabulary terms to structures, tools and resources Urban Design and People will cover everything you need to know to become familiar with the urban design world.  Written from the standpoint that urban design is both a process and a collaboration from the different forces involved to create something this amazing text provides you with an understanding of the designs and the principles behind them.  Complete with illustrations and photographs to provide real-world examples, this is an essential addition to your library you will not want to miss out on!

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Illustration Credits

Setting the Stage

1. People and Place

How People Have Shaped Their Worlds
Introduction
Antecedents
The 1960s
The “Movement” and the Civic Environment
Organizational Responses to the Ride of Citizen Participation
Growing Pains – The Challenges of Citizen Participation
Citizen Participation – Where We May Be Heading
Summary

2. Urban Design Traditions

Design and People – Spatial Models in the Built World
Introduction
The Organic Tradition
The Formalist Tradition
The Modernist Tradition
Interactions and Overlaps of the Three Traditions
Getting to Where We Are Today
Environmentalist Responses – From Exploitation to Balance
Design Responses – From Old Urbanism to New Urbanism, or Forward to the Past
Citizen Participation and Urban Design – From Receiver to Transmitter
The Place Design Disciplines – From Divergence to Convergence
Summary

3. The Physical Environment

The Places People Occupy
The Natural World
The Build World – What People Have Done With It
Summary

4. Human Activity

The Things People Do
What People Have to Do, Want to Do, and Where They Do It
Summary

5. Connections

The Infrastructure that Ties People and Places Together
Introduction
Transportation
Utilities
Communications
Summary

6. Design

Design Matters (or There’s No “There” in There)
Introduction
Good Design Makes Better Places
Design Places to Reflect the People Who Are or Will Be There
Design Places Consciously and Holistically
Design is an Essential Skill
Beware of “Solutionism”
Design in the Context of Time (and Motion)
Summary

7. Change

Change Happens
Introduction
Change Dynamics
Framework for Understanding and Managing Change
Trends in Change Management
The Triad of Vision, Information, and Action
Provide for Choice
Be Ready
Summary

8. Organization

Coordination and Partnership
Introduction
Leadership
Principles for Guiding Community Organizations
Principles for Guiding Private Sector Organizations
Principles for Guiding Government Organizations
Summary

9. Rules

That Make Places What They Are
Introduction
Zoning
Comprehensive Plans
Public Improvement Plans
Subdivision
Public Works Standards
Land Development Rules at the State and Federal Levels
Special Purpose Rules
Building and Life Safety Rules
Financing Rules
Summary

10. Tools

Using the Right Tool Makes the Job Easier
Introduction
Process Tools and Resources
Rules to Tools
Summary

11. Techniques

Putting the Tools to Use
Introduction
The Pieces
Navigational Techniques
Summary

12. Strategies

Merger of Processes and Resources
Introduction
Resources
Strategic Considerations for Communities
Strategic Considerations for Urban Designers
Strategic Approaches for Recurring Development Problems
Summary

Bibliography

Index

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