This is an introduction to the secrets of Urban Design Management (UDM). The book examines the roles of the players involved in land-use projects and describes good collaborative methods of practice in project-based urban design and planning, putting emphasis on the creative co-operative skills and the wide knowledge of the participants in a working group. The role of the architect is examined in relation to design, planning and project management with particular emphasis on collaboration and negotiation skills. Specific issues considered include:
- The make-up of a good project team
- Ways to make the project team function together
- Objectives and benefits of project-orientated planning
- The need to take local characteristics into account in project-orientated planning
- The preparation required for a co-operative planning process and how initial information can be collected and used
- How to define project content, and outlining the project itself
- Partner-specific strategies
Urban Design Management contains international examples and many diagrams and photographs, making it a useful and accessible guide for all built environment professionals working in the public realm and those studying architecture, urban design and planning at a graduate level.
Table of Contents
Foreword Preface Introduction Part 1: The Perfect Match Part 2: Togetherness Part 3: Creating Attractiveness Part 4: Setting Things in their Context Part 5: Starting Slow in order to Go Fast Part 6:Project Tools Part 7: Fitting in a Player's Strategy Part 8: Urban Design Management
Antti Ahlava teaches urban design at Helsinki University of Technology and practices architecture at MOD Architects’ office. He was recently a Visiting Professor at Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark.
Harry Edelman is a consultant in Urban Design Management at Edelman Group Ltd, Finland. He has conducted research internationally in conjunction with the recent affiliation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Research Scholar.