Essentials of Urban Design

  • Filename: essentials-of-urban-design.
  • ISBN: 9780643108776
  • Release Date: 2015-10-01
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Mark Sheppard

Essentials of Urban Design explains the fundamental concepts of urban design, providing the understanding and tools needed to achieve better design outcomes. It is equally useful for designing places and evaluating designs. Each chapter outlines the key steps in designing or assessing a different type of development. All common types of urban development are addressed, from infill buildings to whole urban growth areas, residential to employment uses, and centres to public transport interchanges. For each development type, widely accepted urban design principles are explained, and 'rules of thumb' provided. This practical handbook is liberally illustrated with diagrams, photos of 'good' and 'bad' examples of urban design and handy checklists for common urban design tasks. It will be a valuable reference tool for architects, developers, urban planners, traffic engineers, landscape architects, councillors, planning lawyers, planning tribunal members and residents concerned about development.

Urban Planning For Dummies

  • Filename: urban-planning-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118101674
  • Release Date: 2012-02-21
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Jordan Yin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

How to create the world's new urban future With the majority of the world's population shifting to urban centres, urban planning—the practice of land-use and transportation planning to help shape cities structurally, economically, and socially—has become an increasingly vital profession. In Urban Planning For Dummies, readers will get a practical overview of this fascinating field, including studying community demographics, determining the best uses for land, planning economic and transportation development, and implementing plans. Following an introductory course on urban planning, this book is key reading for any urban planning student or anyone involved in urban development. With new studies conclusively demonstrating the dramatic impact of urban design on public psychological and physical health, the impact of the urban planner on a community is immense. And with a wide range of positions for urban planners in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors—including law firms, utility companies, and real estate development firms—having a fundamental understanding of urban planning is key to anyone even considering entry into this field. This book provides a useful introduction and lays the groundwork for serious study. Helps readers understand the essentials of this complex profession Written by a certified practicing urban planner, with extensive practical and community-outreach experience For anyone interested in being in the vanguard of building, designing, and shaping tomorrow's sustainable city, Urban Planning For Dummies offers an informative, entirely accessible introduction on learning how.

Planning and Urban Design Standards

  • Filename: planning-and-urban-design-standards.
  • ISBN: 9780471475811
  • Release Date: 2006-02-03
  • Number of pages: 720
  • Author: American Planning Association
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

From the publishers of Architectural Graphic Standards, this book, created under the auspices of The American Planning Association, is the most comprehensive reference book on urban planning, design, and development available today. Contributions from more than two hundred renowned professionals provide rules of thumb and best practices for mitigating such environmental impacts as noise, traffic, aesthetics, preservation of green space and wildlife, water quality, and more. You get in-depth information on the tools and techniques used to achieve planning and design outcomes, including economic analysis, mapping, visualization, legal foundations, and real estate developments. Thousands of illustrations, examples of custom work by today?s leading planners, and insider information make this work the new standard in the field. Order your copy today.

Happy City Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

  • Filename: happy-city-transforming-our-lives-through-urban-design.
  • ISBN: 9781429969536
  • Release Date: 2013-11-12
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Charles Montgomery
  • Publisher: Macmillan

A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can—and do—make us happier people Charles Montgomery's Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and tower dwelling an improvement on the car-dependence of sprawl? The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness, and during an exhilarating journey through some of the world's most dynamic cities. He meets the visionary mayor who introduced a "sexy" lipstick-red bus to ease status anxiety in Bogotá; the architect who brought the lessons of medieval Tuscan hill towns to modern-day New York City; the activist who turned Paris's urban freeways into beaches; and an army of American suburbanites who have transformed their lives by hacking the design of their streets and neighborhoods. Full of rich historical detail and new insights from psychologists and Montgomery's own urban experiments, Happy City is an essential tool for understanding and improving our own communities. The message is as surprising as it is hopeful: by retrofitting our cities for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city, the green city, and the low-carbon city are the same place, and we can all help build it.

Urban Design and People

  • Filename: urban-design-and-people.
  • ISBN: 9781118174234
  • Release Date: 2011-08-24
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Michael Dobbins
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This introduction to the field of urban design offers a comprehensive survey of the processes necessary to implement urban design work, explaining the vocabulary, the rules, the tools, the structures, and the resources in clear and accessible style. Providing a comprehensive framework for understanding urban design principles and strategies, the author argues that urban design is both a process and a collaboration in which the different forces involved are knit together. Moving from the regional scale down to the scale of places, the book examines the goals and strategies of the urban designer from the viewpoints of the private sector, public sector, and community. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings that make theory and practice relevant and alive.

Fundamentals of urban design

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-urban-design.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015047472835
  • Release Date: 1984
  • Number of pages: 146
  • Author: Richard Hedman
  • Publisher: American Planning Association

This book explains the fundamental tools for achieving a more cohesive and satisfying environment. Using more than 100 photographs and drawings, Hedman illustrates the basic components of urban design. A great book for teaching planning students about urban design and a helpful tool for introducing citizens to the importance of good design. The book is essential reading for planners, city managers, and other public administrators who need to understand design principles to defend their commuinities against well-intentioned-even attractive-but nevertheless damaging projects.

Urban Design

  • Filename: urban-design.
  • ISBN: 9781136845611
  • Release Date: 2011-06-09
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Ron Kasprisin
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Ron Kasprisin’s skills as both an artist and Professor of Urban Design and Planning are combined to guide students in how to use illustrations and graphics to elevate their projects beyond the everyday. Sketches and plans from basic design elements, to complex projects, show the methods and skills students can use in forging their own design paths. A must for all those on planning and urban design courses, both in the design studio and out.

Understanding Cities

  • Filename: understanding-cities.
  • ISBN: 9780415608237
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: Alexander R. Cuthbert
  • Publisher: Routledge

For too long urban design has been seen as a subsidiary to architecture and urban planning, sitting somewhere between the two without establishing itself as a field of study in its own right. This book sets out to challenge that assumption and establish a comprehensive framework for restructuring urban design knowledge. Cuthbert builds upon the base of his previous books Designing Cities and The Form of Cities in this thought provoking book.

Biophilic Cities

  • Filename: biophilic-cities.
  • ISBN: 9781597267151
  • Release Date: 2011-01
  • Number of pages: 191
  • Author: Timothy Beatley
  • Publisher: Island Press

Tim Beatley has long been a leader in advocating for the "greening" of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. While these are important aspects of reimagining urban living, they are not enough, says Beatley. We must remember that human beings have an innate need to connect with the natural world (the biophilia hypothesis). And any vision of a sustainable urban future must place its focus squarely on nature, on the presence, conservation, and celebration of the actual green features and natural life forms. A biophilic city is more than simply a biodiverse city, says Beatley. It is a place that learns from nature and emulates natural systems, incorporates natural forms and images into its buildings and cityscapes, and designs and plans in conjunction with nature. A biophilic city cherishes the natural features that already exist but also works to restore and repair what has been lost or degraded. In Biophilic Cities Beatley not only outlines the essential elements of a biophilic city, but provides examples and stories about cities that have successfully integrated biophilic elements--from the building to the regional level--around the world. From urban ecological networks and connected systems of urban greenspace, to green rooftops and green walls and sidewalk gardens, Beatley reviews the emerging practice of biophilic urban design and planning, and tells many compelling stories of individuals and groups working hard to transform cities from grey and lifeless to green and biodiverse.

Urban Design Thinking

  • Filename: urban-design-thinking.
  • ISBN: 9781472568007
  • Release Date: 2016-06-02
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Kim Dovey
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Urban Design Thinking provides a conceptual toolkit for urban design. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it shows how the design of our cities and urban spaces can be interpreted and informed through contemporary theories of urbanism, architecture and spatial analysis. Relating abstract ideas to real-world examples, and taking assemblage thinking as its critical framework, the book introduces an array of key theoretical principles and demonstrates how theory is central to urban design critique and practice. Thirty short chapters can be read alone or in sequence, each opening a different kind of conceptual window onto how cities work and how they are transformed through design practice. Chapters range from explorations of urban morphology, typology, meaning and place identity to particular issues such as urban design codes, informal settlements, globalization, transit and creative clusters. This book is essential reading for those engaged with the practice of urban design and planning, as well as for anyone interested in the theoretical side of urbanism, architecture, and related disciplines.

Time saver standards for urban design

  • Filename: time-saver-standards-for-urban-design.
  • ISBN: MINN:31951D023732445
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 960
  • Author: Donald Watson
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

Time Saver Standards for Urban Design, in the tradition of the Time-Saver Standards series, is the world's foremost professional reference on the physical design of cities and urban places including communities and civic and public places. Scope of the work is international and topics include preservation, renewal, patterns of settlement and sustainability. Key Features International coverage including recent European and Asian sustainability initiatives Topics from allied disciplines such as transportation engineering, bioregionalism and environmental engineering Heavily illustrated Prestigious contributors include Alan Plattus, Dean of the College of Architecture, Yale University

The Nature of Urban Design

  • Filename: the-nature-of-urban-design.
  • ISBN: 9781610915168
  • Release Date: 2013-10-03
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Alexandros Washburn
  • Publisher: Island Press

The best cities become an ingrained part of their residents' identities. Urban design is the key to this process, but all too often, citizens abandon it to professionals, unable to see a way to express what they love and value in their own neighborhoods. New in paperback, this visually rich book by Alexandros Washburn, former Chief Urban Designer of the New York Department of City Planning, redefines urban design. His book empowers urbanites and lays the foundations for a new approach to design that will help cities to prosper in an uncertain future. He asks his readers to consider how cities shape communities, for it is the strength of our communities, he argues, that will determine how we respond to crises like Hurricane Sandy, whose floodwaters he watched from his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Washburn draws heavily on his experience within the New York City planning system while highlighting forward-thinking developments in cities around the world. He grounds his book in the realities of political and financial challenges that hasten or hinder even the most beautiful designs. By discussing projects like the High Line and the Harlem Children's Zone as well as examples from Seoul to Singapore, he explores the nuances of the urban design process while emphasizing the importance of individuals with the drive to make a difference in their city. Throughout the book, Washburn shows how a well-designed city can be the most efficient, equitable, safe, and enriching place on earth. The Nature of Urban Design provides a framework for participating in the process of change and will inspire and inform anyone who cares about cities.

A New Theory of Urban Design

  • Filename: a-new-theory-of-urban-design.
  • ISBN: 0195037537
  • Release Date: 1987
  • Number of pages: 251
  • Author: Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Suggests a new approach to urban design in which cities grow more organically, provides a set of seven basic principles, and offers an experimental redesign of a section of San Francisco

Big Plans

  • Filename: big-plans.
  • ISBN: 0801866790
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: Kenneth L. Kolson
  • Publisher: JHU Press

This work springs from the idea that human aspirations for the city tend to overstate the role of rationality in public life. The author explores the part serendipity plays in urban experience.

The Essentials of Marketing Research

  • Filename: the-essentials-of-marketing-research.
  • ISBN: 9781136593239
  • Release Date: 2012-11-12
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Lawrence Silver
  • Publisher: Routledge

Identifying and assessing the ways in which changes in the marketing mix affect consumer behavior is key to a successful marketing strategy. The Essentials of Marketing Research guides the student in designing, conducting and interpreting marketing research. This comprehensive textbook covers the full range of topics, including: Secondary research and data mining Internet marketing research Qualitative and exploratory research Statistical analysis Marketing research ethics With learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, a host of cases and a comprehensive companion website, this book offers a range of tools to help students develop and test their research and analytical skills.

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