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1st Edition

Urban Design Management
A Guide to Good Practice

ISBN 9780415469227
Published December 23, 2008 by Taylor & Francis
249 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.