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Urban Design Futures

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ISBN 9780415318785
Published September 6, 2006 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

The last decade has seen the rise of urban design which has taken a central position in the new agendas for urban regeneration and renaissance. Urban design has moved from marginality to mainstream. The principles espoused by urban designers over the past thirty years are now accepted as key to a better urban environment and as we move towards greater sustainability, different ideas are emerging that are challenging some of the accepted urban design norms; urban design is at a watershed.

Urban Design Futures presents essays from an international cast of authors to review progress and explore emerging ideas: should urban design reflect the future rather than recreate the past? What are the new driving forces that will shape urban living and hence urban design in the future? This book explores new concepts and points the way towards a series of urban design paradigms for the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Malcolm Moor  Part I: Urban Design Comes of Age: The Bigger Picture  1. Territories of Urban Design, Alex Krieger  2. Globalising Urban Design, Tony Lloyd-Jones  3. It’s Sprawl, But It’s MY Sprawl, Harriet Tregoning  4. The ART of city building, David Rudlin  5. Civitas: Traditional Urbanism in Contemporary Practice, Paul Murrain  6. The Planning System and the Delivery of Design Quality, John Punter  Part II: Connecting Social Spaces: Creating the Public Realm  7. Life, Spaces, Buildings – And in Said Order, Please, Jan Gehl  8. The Insecurity of Urbanism, Tim Stonor  9. The Street, Adriaan Geuze  10. Asian Commercialism and the Discovery of Place: The Lan Kwai Fong Story, Alex Lui  11. The Social Dimension of Urban Design, Ken Worpole  12. Men Shouldn’t Decide Everything: Women and the Public Realm, Mardie Townsend  13. Post Modern Movement: The Inscribed City, Alain Cousseran  14. Animal Urbanism and Homeopathic Architecture, Lucien Kroll  Part III: Sustainability Through Technology: Creating New Typologies  15. What is the ‘New Ordinary’?, Bill Dunster  16. A Vertical Theory of Urban Design, Ken Yeang  Part IV: Networks Expand Choice: New Frameworks for Urbanism  17. The Brand New Authentic Retail Experience: The Commercialization of Urban Design, Richard Rees   18. Place, Experience, Movement, Andrew Cross  19. Lower Lea Valley Olympic and Legacy Masterplans, Jason Prior  20. Giving Meaning to the Experience Economy, John Worthington  21. Ground Zero, Thom Mayne  22. Conclusion: Urban Design Futures, Jon Rowland  Index

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Malcolm Moor has qualifications in architecture from Nottingham University and urban design from Cornell in New York. He is a member of the RIBA and RTPI. He has more than 25 years' experience in the fields of urban design, architecture and town planning with expertise in master planning of complex city centre sites. He has been a consultant to Jon Rowland Urban Design for the last six years, is a CABE Enabler and a visiting urban design lecturer at Westminster University and was a contributor to the 'Compact City'.

Jon Rowland has qualifications from the Architectural Association and Sussex University. He is an architect and Principal of the urban design practice JRUD. He has worked on major urban design projects including plans for the South Bank of London, masterplanning Telford Millennium Community, and the regeneration of Lewisham. He is co-author of Designing Our Environment, and the author of Community Decay. He was Chairman of the Urban Design Group and is now a Regional Representative for CABE. He has advised The Crown Estate and English Partnerships on Urban Design and was visiting lecturer at Oxford Brookes University.


'The urban design primer of the year ... This is a book covering the richness of the urban design debate with ideas ranging from the inspiring to the absolutely barmy – It is a vital introductory read for students of urban design and a valuable pot pourri of the current urban design debate.' – Green Places

'The value of this collection ... is that it does not limit itself to recount what is but to challenge established orthodoxies – including those of existing urban designers.' – Urban Design