Urban Design

Urban Design
Author: Cliff Moughtin,Miguel Mertens
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0750657170
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Design Book Excerpt:

This text analyses urban design, covering the streets, squares and buildings that make up the public face of towns and cities. It includes the arrangement, design and details of these elements and the roles they play in city planning.

Urban Design Street and Square

Urban Design  Street and Square
Author: Cliff Moughtin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2007-06-07
ISBN: 1136350330
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Design Street and Square Book Excerpt:

This book, part of a series of four, offers a detailed analysis of urban design, covering the streets, squares and buildings that make up the public face of towns and cities. It outlines the theory of the principal features of urban design from which method is developed and provides a better understanding of the main elements of urban design. This includes the arrangement, design and details of the streets and squares, and the roles they play in city planning. This third edition includes chapters on "Sustainable Urban Design" and "Visual Analysis", introducing the latest theories and influences in the field and bringing greater practical significance to the book. Cliff Moughtin explores the street and square in terms of function, structure and symbolism and examines fine examples in their historical context. These are set against the background of the laws of urban design composition, culled from Renaissance and modern writers.

Evolving Public Space in South Africa

Evolving Public Space in South Africa
Author: Karina Landman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-11-22
ISBN: 1351129422
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolving Public Space in South Africa Book Excerpt:

Evolving Public Space in South Africa discusses the transformation of public space highlighted in the country. Drawing on examples from major cities, the author demonstrates that these spaces are not only becoming wasted space, but are also adapting and evolving to accommodate new users and uses in various parts of the city. This process of evolution tends to challenge the more traditional visions and general global views of declining public space in cities and argues that it rather resembles the resilience of these spaces and the potential for regeneration through continuously emerging and mutating forms, functions and meanings. Including over 20 black-and-white images, this book would be beneficial to academics and students of urban planning and design and those interested in the regeneration of cities.

Sustainable Development and Planning V

Sustainable Development and Planning V
Author: C. A. Brebbia,Ēlias Beriatos
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 993
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1845645448
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development and Planning V Book Excerpt:

This book contains the proceedings of the latest in a series of biennial conferences on the topic of sustainable regional development that began in 2003. Organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology, the conference series provides a common forum for all scientists specialising in the range of subjects included within sustainable development and planning. It has become apparent that planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers, policy makers and economists have to work together in order to ensure that planning and development can meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations. The topics covered by the papers included in the book include City planning; Regional planning; Social and political issues; Sustainability in the built environment; Rural developments; Cultural heritage; Transportation; Ecosystems analysis, protection and remediation; Environmental management; Environmental impact assessment; Indicators of sustainability; Sustainable solutions in developing countries; Sustainable tourism; Waste management; Flood risk management; Resources management; and Industrial developments.

Urban Design

Urban Design
Author: Ron Kasprisin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN: 1351618490
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Design Book Excerpt:

Urban design is a process of establishing a structural order within human settlements; responding to dynamic emergent meanings and functions in a constant state of flux. The planning/design process is complex due to the myriad of on-going (urban) organizational and structural relationships and contexts. This book reconnects the process with outcomes on the ground, and puts thinking about design back at the heart of what planners do. Mixing accessible theory, practical examples, and carefully designed exercises in composition from simple to complex settings, Urban Design is an essential textbook for classrooms and design studios across the full spectrum of planning and urban studies fields. Filled with color illustrations and graphics of excellent projects, it gives students tools to enable them to sketch, draw, design, and above all, to think. This new edition remains focused on instructing the student, professional and layperson in the elements and principles of design composition so that they can diverge from conventional and packaged solutions in pursuit of a meaningful and creative urbanism. This edition builds upon established design principles and encourages the student in creative ways to depart from them as appropriate in dealing with the complexity of culture, space and time dynamics of cities. The book identifies the elements and principles of compositions and explores compositional order and structure as they relate to the meaning and functionality of cities. It discusses new directions and methods, and outlines the importance of both buildings and the open spaces between them.

Urban Design

Urban Design
Author: Cliff Moughtin,Rafael Cuesta,Christine Sarris,Paola Signoretta
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0750657189
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Design Book Excerpt:

Dealing with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process, this book is invaluable for architecture, planning, landscape and surveying students and will also help professionals in day-to-day practice. The latest techniques are included in this edition.

Urban Design Method and Techniques

Urban Design  Method and Techniques
Author: Rafael Cuesta,Christine Sarris,Paola Signoretta,J.C Moughtin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN: 1136020667
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Design Method and Techniques Book Excerpt:

This book deals with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process. It then goes on to relate these techniques to a unique, comprehensive account of method. A method of urban design is developed which has sustainability and environmental protection at the centre of its philosophy. Previously, literature regarding the urban design method has been almost totally neglected; this book introduces the topic to the reader. This revised Second Edition encompasses the latest techniques including the development of geographic information systems and financial techniques which help evaluate projects. A number of techniques are illustrated by example or case study. Where techniques are discussed they are located within the structure of the design process. The book develops a logical framework for a process, which includes problem definition, survey, analysis, concept generation, evaluation and implementation. It is this framework which leads toward the development of an urban design method. This book is a practical guide for students or professionals in the early part of their careers. It is organized so that each chapter provides guidance which readers would have otherwise had to discover for themselves, often with some difficulty.

Constructing Professional Discourse

Constructing Professional Discourse
Author: Concepción Orna-Montesinos
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012-01-17
ISBN: 1443836990
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Professional Discourse Book Excerpt:

This book explores the fascinating role that language plays in the construction of non-verbal objects by mapping out the ontological meaning of the specialised concepts and the domain-specific knowledge embedded in them. In doing so, it provides a comprehensive linguistic insight into the discourse of professional domain-specific communities and hence, into the communication practices and procedures of those communities. In this respect, the book offers a response to the claims made by many of the most influential applied linguists today, such as Vijay Bhatia (1993, 2004), John Swales (1990, 2004) or Ken Hyland (2002), among others, who have consistently defended the need for applied linguistic research into the textual, generic and social perspectives on the under-researched interrelatedness of the discoursal and professional practices of a discipline. Specifically, this book provides readers with an integrative multi-perspective approach to the study of professional, domain-specific discourses. While it mainly draws on the tenets of genre theory and discourse semantics, it also nurtures from the theoretical and empirical foundations of applied linguistics, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics and ontological engineering. The book starts from the analysis of domain specific texts as final written products with specific lexico-grammatical, semantic and rhetorical features to later enquire into the written products as textual artefacts closely linked to the social context of production and interpretation of the text. This integrative approach provides fresh new insights into the way the processes of writing are affected by the community-specific, institutional and socio-historical circumstances in which domain-specific texts are produced.

Public Space

Public Space
Author: Vikas Mehta
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2022-09-01
ISBN: 1000630129
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Space Book Excerpt:

Public Space: notes on why it matters, what we should know, and how to realize its potential journeys a vast territory and presents a panoramic view of public space—an understanding from numerous disciplines—under one cover in an incisive and concise manner. As a dialogue between the social-political and the material-physical, the book brings together the key ideas that encompass the social, political, and physical issues in the making and experience of public space. The book is at the same time a primer and a progressive text. It makes the case for public space, digs deep into understanding what public space is, followed by three sections that present the inherent paradoxes, the possibilities, and propositions for a more meaningful public space. The book presents ideas in concise and approachable ways—from established tenets to new propositions—that are constructive and thought-provoking, with many that will challenge the reader’s preconceived notions. Students and scholars in the built environment disciplines and social sciences, public space managers, public and private sector practitioners, and civic leaders, but also residents who want to better understand and make an impact in their communities and cities will find Public Space to be a valuable resource.

Landscape Architecture as Storytelling

Landscape Architecture as Storytelling
Author: Bob Scarfo
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2022-11-30
ISBN: 100077967X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Architecture as Storytelling Book Excerpt:

This book introduces students, practitioners, and laypeople to a comfortable approach to learning landscape architectural design free of design jargon and derived from their existing knowledge. A step-by-step process has readers consider their knowledge of language as metaphorically related to basic design and landscape design. Through information delivery and questioning processes, readers build on what they already know, their tacit understanding of language as applied to problem solving and storytelling. Everyone is a storyteller. Taken one step at a time through a three-tiered analogy of language, basic design, and landscape design, readers learn the makeup and role of such design features as points, lines, planes, volumes and sequential volumetric spaces that make up their worlds. With that, in a sense, new world view, and numerous questions and examples, readers begin to see that they in fact daily read the environments in which they live, work, play, raise families, and grow old. Once they realize how they read their surroundings they are helped to recognize that they can build narratives into their surroundings. At that point the existence of authored landscape narratives finds readers understanding a design process that relies on the designer-as-author, landscape-as-text, and participant, user-as-reader. That process has the reader write a first- or second-person narrative, visually interpret the written narrative into a storyboard, and turn the storyboard into a final design, the physical makeup of which is read by those who participate in it.

Urban Design

Urban Design
Author: Jon Lang
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1317282914
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Design Book Excerpt:

Urban Design: A Typology of Procedures and Products, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to urban design, defining the field and addressing the controversies and goals of urban design. Including over 50 updated international case studies, this new edition presents a three-dimensional model with which to categorize the processes and products involved: product type, paradigm type, and procedural type. The case studies not only illuminate the typology but provide information that designers can use as precedents in their own work. Uniquely, these case study projects are framed by the design paradigm employed, categorized by procedural type instead of instrumental or land use function. The categories used here are Total Urban Design, All-of-a-piece Urban Design, Plug-in Urban Design, and Piece-by-piece Urban Design. Written for both professionals and those encountering urban design in their day-to-day life, Urban Design is an essential introduction to the field and practice, considering the future direction of the field and what can be learned from the past.

Introduction to Residential Layout

Introduction to Residential Layout
Author: Mike Biddulph
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-30
ISBN: 1136392122
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Residential Layout Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Residential Layout is ideal for students and practitioners of urban design, planning, engineering, architecture and landscape seeking a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of designing and laying out residential areas. Mike Biddulph provides a clear and coherent framework from which he offers comprehensive practical advice for designers of housing developments. Referring to a wealth of international examples, this is a richly illustrated, accessible resource covering the whole range of issues that should be considered by anyone engaging in the planning and design of a new residential scheme. A successful residential development must work on many levels – financial, social and environmental. This book includes analysis of commercial viability, the importance of place making, environmental sustainability and designing accessibility. Mike Biddulph details successful approaches to designing out crime and maximising permeability as part of an integrated approach to urban design. Highly illustrated throughout, this work will show you how to turn design aspirations and principles into practical design solutions. Written without preconceptions, Introduction to Residential Design highlights the strengths and weaknesses of particular design solutions to encourage both depth of thought and creativity. Mike Biddulph is Senior Lecturer in Urban Design at Cardiff University

The American City What Works What Doesn t

The American City  What Works  What Doesn t
Author: Alexander Garvin
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-12-02
ISBN: 0071801634
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American City What Works What Doesn t Book Excerpt:

The definitive guide to urban planning and design--completely updated and now in full color In the Third Edition of The American City: What Works, What Doesn't, award-winning city planner and renowned urban scholar Alexander Garvin examines more than 350 programs and projects that have been implemented nationwide in 150 cities and suburbs, evaluates their successes and failures, and offers relevant lessons learned from them. Nearly all of the book's 650 illustrations are now in full color and consist almost entirely of photographs, maps, and diagrams produced especially for the Third Edition. Garvin discusses major urban initiatives that have emerged over the past two decades, such as Chicago's Millennium Park, Houston's Uptown Business District, and Metropolitan Denver's FasTracks multicounty rapid transit network. He reexamines the wide range of places and strategies covered in the previous edition, offering new analyses and insights. A new chapter on retrofitting the city for a modern commercial economy is included. This practical guide presents six key ingredients of project success--market, location, design, financing, time, and entrepreneurship--and explains how to combine these elements in a mutually reinforcing manner. Garvin demonstrates how the synthesis of individual and private-sector efforts, community-level action, and broad-based government policy can--and has--achieved urban and suburban regeneration. COVERAGE INCLUDES: A realistic approach to city and suburban planning Ingredients of success--market, location, design, financing, time, and entrepreneurship Parks, playgrounds, and open space Retail shopping Palaces for the people--libraries, stadiums, museums, and other public facilities Retrofitting the city for a modern commercial economy The life and death of the City of Tomorrow--implications of national urban redevelopment programs Downtown management Increasing the housing supply Reducing housing costs Housing rehabilitation Clearing the slums Revitalizing neighborhoods Residential suburbs New-towns-in-town New-towns-in-the-country Land use regulation Historic preservation Comprehensive planning

Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas

Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas
Author: Ghada Bassioni,Cheikh M.F. Kebe,Assane Gueye,Ababacar Ndiaye
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN: 3030348636
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas, InterSol 2019, and the 8th Conference on Research in Computer Science and its Applications, CNRIA 2019, held in Saint-Louis, Senegal, in April 2019. The 16 papers presented were selected from 34 submissions and issue different problems in underserved and unserved areas. They face problems in almost all sectors such as energy, water, communication, climate, food, education, transportation, social development, and economic growth.

Architectural Science Review

Architectural Science Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1958
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Science Review Book Excerpt:

Public Places Urban Spaces

Public Places   Urban Spaces
Author: Tim Heath,Taner Oc,Steve Tiesdell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2011-02-07
ISBN: 1136444904
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Places Urban Spaces Book Excerpt:

Public Places Urban Spaces, 2e, is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, it is designed specifically for the 2,500 postgraduate students on Urban Design courses in the UK, and 1,500 students on undergraduate courses in the same subject. The 2e of this tried and trusted textbook has been updated with relevant case studies to show students how principles have been put into practice. The book is now in full color and in a larger format, so students and lecturers get a much stronger visual package and easy-to-use layout, enabling them to more easily practically apply principles of urban design to their projects. Sustainability is the driving factor in urban regeneration and new urban development, and the new edition is focused on best sustainable design and practice. Public Places Urban Spaces is a must-have purchase for those on urban design courses and for professionals who want to update and refresh their knowledge.

Daylight Design and Place Making

Daylight  Design and Place Making
Author: Hisham Elkadi,Sura Al-Maiyah
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2020-12-20
ISBN: 1317154665
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daylight Design and Place Making Book Excerpt:

Daylight, Design and Place-Making examines the role of daylight in creating and revealing the wonders of heritage and contemporary architecture. Shifting from a purely technical approach to daylighting, this book places importance on the creation of meaningful aesthetics through an understanding of context and culture. Cultural applications of light in architecture differ depending on various historical, technological, and social characteristics. Increasingly, there is a revival of interest in contemporary architecture using daylight as an essential contextual ingredient in the design process. By examining the architecture of daylight in different locales and setting these in their historical contexts, the book argues that appropriate use of daylight will ensure not only visual and thermal comfort in the urban setting and aid in energy efficiency, but also will contribute to the overall identity of new buildings, particularly in urban regeneration projects. This book brings together an analysis of technical aspects of daylight performance and environmental impact, with discussions on the psychology of daylighting and its influence in shaping perceptions of our built environment. It will be an ideal read for academics and researchers interested in architecture and cultural studies.

Housing Contemporary Ireland

Housing Contemporary Ireland
Author: Michelle Norris,Declan Redmond
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2007-03-11
ISBN: 1402056745
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Housing Contemporary Ireland Book Excerpt:

During the past decade, Ireland’s economic growth has attracted international attention. This book analyses the consequences of that growth on housing and serves as a primer to other countries on the complexities of delivering sustainable housing solutions in the face of economic success. It introduces key housing developments and also reports on the findings of the latest research on the transformation of the sector in the past decade.

Urban Design Green Dimensions

Urban Design  Green Dimensions
Author: Peter Shirley,J. C. Moughtin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-08-11
ISBN: 1136350551
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Design Green Dimensions Book Excerpt:

In Green Dimensions, Cliff Moughtin relates sustainable development and green design to the realm of urban design and development. Examining regional and local frameworks for design and planning, this book shows how sustainable urban design can be implemented on every scale. Working from a strong theoretical base, the author uses case studies and discusses policy developments, in order to challenge the conventional wisdom on sustainable design. The book provides a rounded discussion of the application and suitability of current practice, and predicts future design needs. Updating the reader on topics such as energy efficiency, sustainable city forms and the culture of new urbanism, this completely revised and restructured second edition also includes brand new chapters on the Urban Park and Bio-diversity.

Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry
Author: Robert W. Miller,Richard J. Hauer,Les P. Werner
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-04-06
ISBN: 1478629495
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Forestry Book Excerpt:

Fully updated and greatly enhanced, the Third Edition of Urban Forestry addresses current issues in planning, establishing, and managing trees, forests, and other elements of nature in urban and community ecosystems. The authors discuss why we have trees in cities and how we use them, clarify the appraisal and inventory of urban vegetation, and extensively delve into the planning and management of public as well as private vegetation. As urban forestry continues to evolve as a profession, foresters and arborists can expect many challenges as well as opportunities. The continuing development of cities has become linked to a much greater emphasis on urban vegetation, the growing demand for recreation amenities within the urban environment, and the careful and successful management of vegetation in an urban ecosystem. New ways to incorporate the highly versatile urban forest resource into the urban fabric will undoubtedly benefit the lives of its residents.