1st Edition

Urban Design Management A Guide to Good Practice

Edited By Antti Ahlava, Harry Edelman Copyright 2009
    250 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by Taylor & Francis

    250 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by Taylor & Francis

    249 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by Taylor & Francis

    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.

    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.