The Urban Design Handbook
Techniques and Working Methods
By (author) Urban Design Associates
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Urban Design Handbook by Urban Design Associates
Book DescriptionCovering the process from basic principles to developed designs, the book outlines the range of project types and services that urban designers can offer and sets out a set of general operating guidelines and procedures for: * Developing a master plan, including techniques for engaging citizens in the design process and technical analysis to evaluate the physical form of the neighborhood, centered on a design charrette with public participation; * Preparing a pattern book to guide residential construction in a new traditional town, including the documentation of architectural and urban precedents in a form that can be used by architects and builders; * Implementing contextual architectural design, including methods of applying the essential qualities of traditional architecture in many styles to modern programs and construction techniques. This invaluable guide offers an introductory course in urbanism as well as an operations manual for architects, planners, developers, and public officials.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393731064
(254mm x 211mm x 15mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 11-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Urban Design Associates
Urban Design Associates is a Pittsburgh-based national practice that creatively engages citizens to revitalize city neighborhoods, transform public housing, bring new life to downtowns and waterfronts, and build new traditional towns.
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