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Urban Design: Tools & Resources for the Planning Practioner FreeBookThe five chapters featured in this FreeBook share the goal of making urban areas functional, attractive, and sustainable. Our aim in selecting the excerpts included here was to highlight some of our newest practitioner-oriented titles, and illustrate the global scope of the work being done in this field. In reading through this FreeBook, you’ll find not only that the authors of these selections are based all over the world, but also that their approach to their work reflects a truly global outlook.


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  • The Urban Section

    An analytical tool for cities and streets

    By Robert Mantho

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales – that of the individual street – the Street Section – and the complex of city streets –…

    Paperback – 2014-09-17
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  • Planning Small and Mid-Sized Towns

    Designing and Retrofitting for Sustainability

    By Avi Friedman

    Small and mid-sized suburban towns house two-thirds of the world’s population and current modes of planning for these municipalities are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Common approaches that have prevailed in past decades no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking…

    Paperback – 2014-07-23
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  • Food City

    By CJ Lim

    In Food City, a companion piece to Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, innovative architect and urban designer CJ Lim explores the issue of urban transformation and how the creation, storage and distribution of food has been and can again become a construct for the practice of everyday life. Food City…

    Paperback – 2014-04-30
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  • The Street

    A Quintessential Social Public Space

    By Vikas Mehta

    Received the Environmental Design Research Association's 2014 Place Book Award Shortlisted for the UDG Francis Tibbalds Book Award 2014 Good cities are places of social encounter. Creating public spaces that encourage social behavior in our cities and neighborhoods is an important goal of city…

    Paperback – 2014-02-25
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  • Designing Urban Transformation

    By Aseem Inam

    While designers possess the creative capabilities of shaping cities, their often-singular obsession with form and aesthetics actually reduces their effectiveness as they are at the mercy of more powerful generators of urban form. In response to this paradox, Designing Urban Transformation addresses…

    Paperback – 2013-11-27
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