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Design and the Built Environment: Design and the Built Environment


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Urban design is an expanding discipline bridging the gaps between the established built environment professions of architecture, planning, surveying, landscape architecture, and engineering. In this position, urban design also borrows from, and contributes to, academic discourse in areas as diverse as urban geography, sociology, public administration, cultural studies, environmental management, conservation and urban regeneration.

This series provides a means to disseminate more substantive urban and environmental design research. Specifically, contributions will be welcomed which are the result of original empirical research, scholarly evaluation, reflection on the practice and the process of urban design, and critical analysis of particular aspects of the built environment. Volumes should be of international interest and may reflect theory and practice from across one or more of the spatial scales over which urban design operates, from environmental and spatial design of settlements, to a concern with large areas of towns and cities - districts or quarters, to consideration of individual developments, urban spaces and networks of spaces, to the contribution of architecture in the urban realm.

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Making the Digital City The Early Shaping of Urban Internet Space

Making the Digital City: The Early Shaping of Urban Internet Space

1st Edition

Alessandro Aurigi
November 28, 2016

Since the late 1990s, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been hailed as a potentially revolutionary feature of the planning and management of Western cities. Economic regeneration and place promotion strategies have exploited these new technologies; city management has ...

The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism Critical encounters between Giorgio Agamben and architecture

The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism: Critical encounters between Giorgio Agamben and architecture

1st Edition

Camillo Boano
December 05, 2016

The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism explores the possible and potential relevance of Giorgio Agamben’s political thoughts and writings for the theory and the practice of architecture and urban design. It sketches out the potentiality of Agamben’s politics, which can affect change in current ...

Total Landscape, Theme Parks, Public Space

Total Landscape, Theme Parks, Public Space

1st Edition

Miodrag Mitrasinovic
September 22, 2006

Placing theme parks from the United States, Europe and Asia in a comparative, multidisciplinary framework, this fascinating book argues that these fantasy environments are an extreme example of the totalization of public space. By illuminating the relationship between theme parks and public space, ...

Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability Theory, Practice, and Product

Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability: Theory, Practice, and Product

1st Edition

Donia Zhang
November 11, 2016

Cultural sustainability is a very important aspect of the overall sustainability framework and is regarded as the fourth pillar alongside the other three: environmental, economic, and social sustainability. However, the concept is neither fully explored, nor widely accepted or recognized. This book...

The Social Fabric of Cities

The Social Fabric of Cities

1st Edition

Vinicius M Netto
September 01, 2016

Bringing together ideas from the fields of sociology, economics, human geography, ethics, political and communications theory, this book deals with some key subjects in urban design: the multidimensional effects of the spatial form of cities, ways of appropriating urban space, and the different ...

Urban Planning in North Africa

Urban Planning in North Africa

1st Edition

Carlos Nunes Silva
July 07, 2016

There has been relatively little written on the history of urban planning in North Africa, despite the wealth of towns and cities in this region which date back to Antiquity. The book explores the history of urban planning in North Africa and the challenges confronting contemporary urban planning ...

Spatial Cultures Towards a New Social Morphology of Cities Past and Present

Spatial Cultures: Towards a New Social Morphology of Cities Past and Present

1st Edition

Sam Griffiths, Alexander von Lünen
June 22, 2016

What is the relationship between how cities work and what cities mean? Spatial Cultures: Towards a New Social Morphology of Cities Past and Present announces an innovative research agenda for urban studies in which themes and methods from urban history, social theory and built environment research ...

New Suburbanism: Sustainable Tall Building Development

New Suburbanism: Sustainable Tall Building Development

1st Edition

Kheir Al-Kodmany
April 26, 2016

Much of the anticipated future growth in the United States will take place in suburbia. The critical challenge is how to accommodate this growth in a sustainable and resilient manner. This book explores the role of suburban tall as a viable, sustainable alternative to continued suburban sprawl. It ...

The Design of Frontier Spaces Control and Ambiguity

The Design of Frontier Spaces: Control and Ambiguity

1st Edition

Carolyn Loeb, Andreas Luescher
July 10, 2015

In a globalizing world, frontiers may be in flux but they remain as significant as ever. New borders are established even as old borders are erased. Beyond lines on maps, however, borders are spatial zones in which distinctive architectural, graphic, and other design elements are deployed to ...

Towns and Cities: Function in Form Urban Structures, Economics and Society

Towns and Cities: Function in Form: Urban Structures, Economics and Society

1st Edition

Julian Hart
August 28, 2015

Challenging existing assumptions about how our towns and cities are structured and formed, Julian Hart provides an engaging and thought-provoking alternative theory of urban design. This is not urban design in the sense of the practice of design; rather it is a theory of the form of the town at all...

Urban Design in the Arab World Reconceptualizing Boundaries

Urban Design in the Arab World: Reconceptualizing Boundaries

1st Edition

Robert Saliba
June 28, 2015

The Arab World is perceived to be a region rampant with constructed and ambiguous national identities, overwhelming wealth and poverty, religious diversity, and recently the Arab uprisings, a bottom-up revolution shaking the foundations of pre-established, long-standing hierarchies. It is also a ...

Urban Planning in Lusophone African Countries

Urban Planning in Lusophone African Countries

1st Edition

Carlos Nunes Silva
September 18, 2015

Urban planning on the five Lusophone African countries - Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Príncipe - has so far been relatively overlooked in planning literature. Bringing together a team of leading scholars, this book fills the gap by providing an in-depth analysis ...

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