Fifty years ago a landmark conference at Harvard University established urban design as a distinct architectural and planning practice. Today, with the world's urban population surpassing three billion people, urban design has become more crucial than ever. Indeed, the concerns that initially brought leading architects and city planners together--including concerns over sprawl, pollution, and aging infrastructure--have only intensified over the past half century. In Urban Design, Alex Krieger and William S. Saunders have assembled prominent figures in architecture, planning, and landscape design to look back on the evolution of the discipline of urban design; assess the current state of the field; and anticipate the challenges posed by the unprecedented rate of urbanization, particularly in the developing world, and how the profession will need to adapt in order to confront them.
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Review: Urban DesignComentário do usuário - Daniel Hadley - Goodreads
This is the best book I have read on academic theory in urban design. It's not a how-to manual - in fact, the various authors seem to debate throughout the book as to what models work. At times, they ... Ler resenha completa
Review: Urban DesignComentário do usuário - Mark - Goodreads
Urban Design presents a series of essays aimed at clarifying contemporary understanding of what is revealed as being a most elusive discipline. The various essays all support the notion of Urban ... Ler resenha completa