Bienvenue chez nous!
Logo Ex Libris

Urban Design and People

  • Livre Relié
  • 400 Nombre de pages
(0) Donner la première évaluation
Afficher toutes les évaluations
* A comprehensive survey of the processes necessary to implement urban design work. * Explains the vocabulary, rules, tools, struc... Lire la suite
CHF 109.00
Habituellement expédié sous 3 semaines.


* A comprehensive survey of the processes necessary to implement urban design work. * Explains the vocabulary, rules, tools, structures, and resources in a clear and accessible style.

MICHAEL DOBBINS, FAIA, AICP, an architect, city planner, and former Atlanta Commissioner of Planning and Development, is a Professor of Practice in the Architecture and City and Regional Planning programs in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. Mr. Dobbins also serves as urban design and development advisor to various organizations and agencies.

Texte du rabat
"Urban Design and People presents an important and critical investigation of people's roles in creating and using their environments. It is a long-awaited guide for students and citizens to engage designers as partners in creating community." -William Gilchrist, FAIA The People, processes, and strategies that make good urban design happen Based on author Michael Dobbins's forty years of practice and teaching in urban design and planning, this text offers an insider's perspective on the day-to-day work of an urban designer. Readers gain a solid foundation in urban design theory, as well as commonsense design strategies and practices that work. The author's straightforward, accessible explanations coupled with plenty of photographs and drawings make everything in the text easy to understand and easy to put into practice. Starting from the premise that urban designers must understand and work with all of the different forces involved in planning, designing, and developing urban environments, the book sets forth a comprehensive framework for urban design principles and strategies. Throughout the text, therefore, the author keeps readers focused on the importance of three key processes that are essential for effective urban design: * Actively engaging the community in design and development decisions * Considering the interests of all parties involved in regulating, building, and using urban spaces * Coordinating all the disciplines responsible for designing public places, including city planning, architecture, civil engineering, and landscape architecture With its hands-on, how-to advice, this text enables students and professionals in urban design, as well as community members, to effectively and fully participate in designing urban environments.

Preface. Acknowledgements. Illustration Credits. PART ONE: BACKGROUND. Overview - how people have occupied space and who decides. 1. People and Place - how people have shaped their worlds. Introduction. Antecedents. The '60s. The "movement" and the civic environment. Organizational responses to the rise of citizen participation. Growing pains - the challenges of citizen participation. Where we may be heading. Summary. 2. Urban Design Traditions ? spatial models in the built world. Introduction. The organic tradition - naturalistic, indigenous, vernacular, incremental, informal, romantic, picturesque. The formalist tradition - planned, classical, the grid, monumental, beaux arts, the grand manner, city beautiful, new urbanism. The modernist tradition - functionalist, rational, technological, utilitarian, clean, efficient. Interactions and overlaps of the three traditions. Getting to where we are today. Environmental responses - from exploitation to balance. Design responses - from old urbanism to new urbanism. Citizen participation and urban design - from receiver to transmitter. The place design disciplines - from divergence to convergence. Summary. PART TWO: CONTENT. Overview - the elements of urban design. 3. The Physical Environment - the places people occupy. The Natural World. Introduction. The elements. topography. geology. soils. location. climate. water. air. ecosystems. Summary. The Built World - what people have done with it. Introduction. The elements. buildings. lots. blocks. streets. Synthesis - building, lot, block and street put together. Parking and utilities. The larger territories. neighborhoods. districts. towns and cities. regions. Summary. 4. Human Activity - what people have to do, want to do and where they do it. Introduction. Home. Workplace. Marketplace. Institutions. Leisure. Travel. Summary. 5. Connections - the infrastructure that connects people. Introduction. Transportation. Utilities. Communications. Summary. PART THREE: PRINCIPLES. Overview - principles for urban design theory and practice. 6. Design - design matters. 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 governmental organizations. Summary. PART FOUR: PROCESSES. Overview - what it takes to get it done. 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 - using the tools. Introduction. The pieces. Navigational techniques. methodological techniques. attitudinal and behavioral considerations. Summary. PART FIVE: STRATEGIES. 12. Strategies - sample applications. Introduction. Resources. Strategic considerations for communities. Strategic considerations for urban designers. Growth choices for regions. Strategic considerations for towns and cities. District strategies - centers and corridors. Strategic considerations for neighborhoods. Summary. Bibliography. Index.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Urban Design and People
Code EAN: 9780470138168
ISBN: 978-0-470-13816-8
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 400
Poids: 1378g
Taille: H287mm x B226mm x T30mm
Année: 2009
Auflage: 1. Auflage


Vue d’ensemble

Mes évaluations

Évaluez cet article