Urban Design: A Typology of Procedures and Products, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to urban design, defining the field and addressing the controversies and goals of urban design.
Including over 50 updated international case studies, this new edition presents a three-dimensional model with which to categorize the processes and products involved: product type, paradigm type, and procedural type. The case studies not only illuminate the typology but provide information that designers can use as precedents in their own work. Uniquely, these case study projects are framed by the design paradigm employed, categorized by procedural type instead of instrumental or land use function. The categories used here are Total Urban Design, All-of-a-piece Urban Design, Plug-in Urban Design, and Piece-by-piece Urban Design.
Written for both professionals and those encountering urban design in their day-to-day life, Urban Design is an essential introduction to the field and practice, considering the future direction of the field and what can be learned from the past.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
PART I: THE NATURE OF URBAN DESIGN AND URBAN DESIGNING
CHAPTER 1. THE PUBLIC REALM OF CITIES AND URBAN DESIGN
CHAPTER 2. URBAN DESIGN PRODUCT TYPES
CHAPTER 3. URBAN DESIGN PARADIGMS
CHAPTER 4. URBAN DESIGN PROCEDURAL TYPES AND PROCESSES
CHAPTER 5. AN EVOLVING TYPOLOGY OF URBAN DESIGN PROJECTS
PART TWO: THE DESIGN PROFESSIONS, THEIR PRODUCTS, AND URBAN DESIGN
CHAPTER 6. THE PRODUCTS OF CITY PLANNING AND THE NATURE OF URBAN DESIGN
CHAPTER 7. THE PRODUCTS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND THE NATURE OF URBAN DESIGN
CHAPTER 8. THE PRODUCTS OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE NATURE OF URBAN DESIGN
PART THREE: THE CORE OF URBAN DESIGN WORK: PROCEDURES, PARADIGMS, AND PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 9. TOTAL URBAN DESIGN
CHAPTER 10. ALL-OF-A-PIECE URBAN DESIGN
CHAPTER 11. PLUG-IN URBAN DESIGN
CHAPTER 12. PIECE-BY-PIECE URBAN DESIGN Planning Districts and Urban Design
HOW GOOD IS THE TYPOLOGY? LEARNING FROM THE CASE STUDIES
Jon Lang, B.Arch (Rand), MRP, PhD (Cornell), is an Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, where he has been since 1990. Prior to that he taught for 20 years at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He has published extensively on architectural theory, urban design, and architecture in India.