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The Built Environment
A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning
Second Edition
edited by Wendy R. McClure

The Built Environment is a collaborative work that takes an integrated and global view of the components and contexts that compose the built environment within the context of the earth's life support system.

The Built Environment:

  • Serves as a comprehensive introduction to design and planning
  • Emphasizes collaboration, professional responsibility, and sustainability
  • Brings together in one volume the contributions from leading designers and planners
  • Forms a holistic understanding of virtually all aspects of the built environment

Contents

Definition, Design, and Development of the Built Environment

  1. The Built Environment: Definition and Scope
  2. Four Traditions in the Built Environment

Central Issue: Human-Environmental-Technical Dimensions of a Quality Environment

  1. Understanding Environment(s): Built and Natural
  2. Designing with People: Human Behavior, Culture, and User Participation
  3. Designing with the Environment: Land and Climate
  4. Designing with Technology: A Collaborative and Creative Process
  5. Designing with a Visual Language: Elements and Ordering Systems

The Design and Planning Components (Levels of Integration) in theBuilt Environment

  1. The Humanly Made Object
  2. From Craft Tradition to Industrial Design
  3. Cultural Blueprints of Human Existence
  4. Human Nature and the Near Environment

...and chapters 12-29

Challenges: Designing and Planning a Quality Sustainable Environment for All

  1. Urbanization and the Global Housing Crisis
  2. Livable/Sustainable Communities
  3. Conspectus

Index

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The Built Environment
A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning
edited by Wendy R. McClure

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