Description - The Form of Cities by Alexander R. Cuthbert
Designing Cities offers readers a considered theoretical introduction to the art of designing cities. Urban design is nothing less than the study of how cities have achieved their physical form and the processes that go into renewing them: it is about the transmission of urban meaning in specific urban forms. The chapters of the book, beyond the first, which is a general introduction to the theory underpinning the subject, focus on particular ways of conceptualising the city, whether through aesthetics or the prism of gender. The result is a comprehensive and engagingly written textbook, eschewing extremes of jargon but retaining a sophisticated interpretative edge.
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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 studied architecture, urban design, urban planning, and political science and has a doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His previous publications include Designing Cities (Blackwell, 2003), which serves as a prequel to this book.