Designing the City: Towards a More Sustainable Urban Form, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Designing the City

Towards a More Sustainable Urban Form, 1st Edition

By Hildebrand Frey

Taylor & Francis

160 pages

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pub: 1999-01-28
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Description

Designing the City looks at current urban problems in cities and demonstrates how effective urban design can address social, economic and environmental issues as well as the physical planning at local level. The book is highly visual and illustrates the topic with a variety of sketches, line drawings, axonometrics and models. The author draws upon the valuable experience gained by the City of Glasgow and compares its solutions - successful and less successful - with projects in a variety of European countries.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Current Debate About the Sustainable Debate. Compact, Decentralised or What? The Sustainable City Debate. Micro and Macro Structure of a More Sustainable City. A Typical Post-Industrial City. Application of Micro and Macro Structure, the Case of Glasgow. Strategic Design of Districts of the City of Glasgow. Conclusion. References.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC008000
ARCHITECTURE / Landscape
ARC010000
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning