3rd Edition

Public Places Urban Spaces
The Dimensions of Urban Design

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after January 29, 2021
ISBN 9781138067783
January 29, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
624 Pages 778 Color Illustrations

USD $51.95

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Book Description

Public Places Urban Spaces provides a comprehensive overview of the principles, theory, and practices of urban design for those new to the subject and for those requiring a clear and systematic guide. In this new edition the book has been extensively revised and re-structured. Carmona advances the idea of urban design as a continuous process of shaping places, fashioned in turn by shifting global, local, and power contexts. At the heart of the book are eight key dimensions of urban design theory and practice—temporal, perceptual, morphological, visual, social, functional—and two new process dimensions—design governance and place production.

This extensively updated and revised third edition is more international in its scope and coverage, incorporating new thinking on technological impact, climate change adaptation, strategies for urban decline, cultural and social diversity, place value, heathy cities, and more, all illustrated with nearly 1000 carefully chosen images. Public Places Urban Spaces is a classic urban design text, and everyone in the field should own a copy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Urban Design Process: Shaping Better Places

Chapter 2. The Shifting Contexts for Urban Design

Chapter 3. The Temporal Dimension

Chapter 4. The Perceptual Dimension

Chapter 5. The Morphological Dimension

Chapter 6. The Visual Dimension

Chapter 7. The Social Dimension

Chapter 8. The Functional Dimension

Chapter 9. The Design Governance Dimension

Chapter 10. The Place Production Dimension

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Matthew Carmona is Professor of Planning and Urban Design at The Bartlett, University College London (UCL). He is an architect and planner and researches urban design governance, the design and management of public space, and the value of urban design. He Chairs the Place Alliance and blogs at https://matthew-carmona.com.