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Introducing Urban Design
Interventions and Responses

ISBN 9780582285347
Published January 8, 1998 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Introducing Urban Design: Interventions and Responses is a new departure in the town planning series under the editorship of Clara Greed. The dynamic new subject and profession of urban design straddles the fields of town planning, architecture, landscape architecture and transport planning. This book recognises that a key feature of modern urban design practice is the ability to integrate a concern with the visual and aesthetic aspects of urban form, with a strong social awareness of the need of user groups, plus a sensitivity to wider environmental and sustainability issues. In this it continues the themes already introduced in earlier volumes, such as the changing nature of the profession, social problems and the means of implementing policy.

Written by a team of eminent urban designers, architects and planners under the joint editorship of Clara Greed and Marion Roberts, the book introduces the reader to the subject through a discussion of current issues, approaches and user responses.

Introducing Urban Design: Interventions and Responses is an ideal resource for undergraduate courses in town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, estate management and housing studies. It is also suitable as an introductory text for first year diploma and masters programmes in urban design and suitable for RTPI, RICS, CIOH, CIOB, ASI, ISVA and RIBA courses and will be of interest to professional practioners in the urban design field.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. The scope of urban design  3. Urban design and planning practice  4. Conservation in the built environment  5. Urban design and regeneration  6. Art in the public realm  7. Design for sustainable movement  8. Design for accessibility  9. Women and the built environment  10. Planning for crime prevention  11. User responses to residential environments  12. The people and the process  13. Design and designers revisited

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Clara Greed is a Senior Lecturer in Town Planning in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of the West of England, and is a Fellow of the Architects and Surveyors Institute and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Marion Roberts is a Senior Lecturer in Urban Design in the Department of Planning and Urban Design at the University of Westminster and is a registered architect.