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1st Edition

Writing Urbanism
A Design Reader

ISBN 9780415774390
Published August 18, 2008 by Routledge
424 Pages

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Book Description

Urban design continues to grow as an increasingly important and expanding field of study, research and professional endeavour.

Distinguished by its broad scope and comprehensiveness on the subject of urban design, this new collection combines selected essays from both practitioners and academia. 

Writing Urbanism is the ideal volume for both students, architects and urban designers.

Table of Contents

Foreword.  Preface  Part 1: Urban Process  1. Introduction  2. Observations  3. Preservation, Re-Use and Sustainability  4. Community  Part 2: Urban Form  5. Introduction  6. Everyday Urbanism, Landscape Urbanism, and Infrastructure  7. New Urbanism  8. Post Urbanism  Part 3: Urban Society  10. Introduction  11. The Public Realm  12. Globalism and Local Identity  13. Technology

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Douglas Kelbaugh F.A.I.A. is Dean and Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is a leading practitioner, teacher, and thinker in urban design, is the author of several books on urban design, and has taught design at eight schools of architecture in the USA, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

Kit Krankel McCullough is a lecturer at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She is Principal of Kit Krankel McCullough Urban Design, and has significant and broad experience as a practitioner of urban design as well as having taught a variety of courses in urban design.