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Making the Metropolitan Landscape
Standing Firm on Middle Ground

ISBN 9780415774116
Published June 8, 2009 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

The American landscape is an extremely complex terrain born from a history of collective and individual experiences. These created environments, which all may be called metropolitan landscapes, constantly challenge students and professionals in the fields of architecture, design and planning to consider new ways of making lively public places. This book brings together varied voices in urban design theory and practice to explore new ways of understanding place and our position in it.

Table of Contents

Introduction Jacqueline Tatom.  Photo Essay: Identity in the Middle Ground  Part 1: Towards a Metropolitan Landscape: Interpreting American Cities  1. The Spatial Transformation and Restructuring of American Cities Peter Rowe  2. The Landscape of Comedy Jacqueline Tatom and Andrea Kahn  3. Landscape Urbanism and the American Agrarian Tradition Charles Waldheim  4. The Uses of History Eric Mumford  5. Urbanism by Numbers: A Quantitative Approach to Urban Form Anne Vernez Moudon  Part 2: Towards a Metropolitan Urbanism – Democratic Aspirations, American Pragmatism and Design Practice  6. Pragmatism as Urban Design Gwendolyn Wright  7. Flexibility to Resilience: Directions for Contemporary Practice Hashim Sarkis  8. Multiplicity Ed Robbins  9. Citizenship and Architecture: The Order of the American City Alan Plattus  Part 3: Making the Metropolitan Landscape: Action Through Practice  10. Integrating Urban Design and Educational Reform in the Post-Industrial American City Roy Strickland  11. Drawing, Persuasion, Politics: A Case Study in the California Delta Jane Wolff  12. Urban Decisions / Urban Design Charlie Cannon  13. Beijing Sketchbook James Wines  Part 4: Programs for a Metropolitan Landscape  14. Elements for Metropolitan Design Jacqueline Tatom and Andrea Kahn

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Jacqueline Tatom was Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design in the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis.

Jennifer Stauber is a practicing architectural and urban designer in St. Louis, Missouri.