Public Places Urban Spaces: The Dimensions of Urban Design

Public Places Urban Spaces: The Dimensions of Urban Design


By (author) Matthew Carmona, By (author) Tim Heath, By (author) Taner Oc, By (author) Steve Tiesdell

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  • Publisher: Architectural Press
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 274mm x 20mm | 1,120g
  • Publication date: 25 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1856178277
  • ISBN 13: 9781856178273
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 54,992

Product description

Public Places Urban Spaces is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, it is designed specifically for the 2,500 postgraduate students on Urban Design courses in the UK, and 1,500 students on undergraduate courses in the same subject. The second edition of this tried and trusted textbook has been updated with relevant case studies to show students how principles have been put into practice. The book is now in full color and in a larger format, so students and lecturers get a much stronger visual package and easy-to-use layout, enabling them to more easily practically apply principles of urban design to their projects. Sustainability is the driving factor in urban regeneration and new urban development, and the new edition is focused on best sustainable design and practice. Public Places Urban Spaces is a must-have purchase for those on urban design courses and for professionals who want to update and refresh their knowledge.

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Author information

He is currently a member of the RTPI General Assembly. He is on the editorial board of 'Urban Design Quarterly', is Book Reviews Editor for the 'Journal of Urban Design', and series editor for the 'Design in the Built Environment' research text series from Ashgate.

Table of contents

Part 1: The Context for Urban Design 1. Urban Design Today 2. Urban Change 3. Contexts for Urban Design Part 2: The Dimensions of Urban Design 4. The Morphological Dimension 5. The Perceptual Dimension 6. The Social Dimension 7. The Visual Dimension 8. The Functional Dimension 9. The Temporal Dimension Part 3: Implementing Urban Design 10. The Development Process 11. The Control Process 12. The Communication Process 13. Holistic Urban Design