Taylor & Francis
This design primer examines the forces at work in the built environment and their impact on the form of buildings and their environments. The actions of a range of individuals and agencies and the interaction between them is examined, exploring the competing interests which exist, their interaction with physical and environmental forces and the uncertain results of both individual and corporate intervention.
Introduction. The Development of Settlements. Nature and settlement. Settlements and growth. Modern urban places. The Qualities of Places.Equity and access. Variety and vitality. Environment and space. Creating people-friendly places. Public policy and planning. Community action and involvement. Renewal and regeneration. Making connections. Index.