Critical Readings in Urban Design
Edited by Alexander R. Cuthbert
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Designing Cities by Alexander R. Cuthbert
Book DescriptionDesigning Cities is the first reader to be published in the thriving field of urban design. It has been assembled to appeal to a broad range of readers interested in how the design of cities comes about. The volume has been carefully structured to help students gain an understanding of the theoretical context from which urban design has emerged. At the same time, it promotes a particular theoretical paradigm, suggesting that urban design is best viewed as a branch of spatial political economy. The selection of articles advances this idea as far as possible, both in its organization and in its content. The reader includes work from the past 30 years by such world famous authors as Manuel Castells and David Harvey, as well as writing by lesser known scholars which deserves a wider audience. The overall organization of the book is carefully explained in relation to the subject matter by the editor.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631235033
(256mm x 187mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alexander R. Cuthbert
Understanding Cities, Hardback (June 2011)
'Understanding Cities' is richly textured, complex and challenging. It creates the vital link between urban design theory and praxis and opens the required methodological gateway to a new and unified field of urban design.
Form of Cities, Paperback (March 2006)
The Form of Cities offers readers a considered theoretical introduction to the art of designing cities. Demonstrates that cities are replete with symbolic values, collective memory, association and conflict. Proposes a new theoretical understanding of urban design, based in political economy.
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"Designing Cities" is a reader on urban design. It has been assembled to appeal to a broad range of readers interested in how the design of cities comes about.
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Author Biography - Alexander R. Cuthbert
Alexander R. Cuthbert is Professor of Planning and Urban Development at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He has lived and worked in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia and has experience in large scale urban design projects in a variety of different countries. He has studied architecture, urban design, urban planning and political science, and his interest in 'designing cities' is therefore informed by a broad intellectual base.
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