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Urban Design for an Urban Century
Placemaking for People
by Lance Jay Brown

Urban Design for an Urban Century is a comprehensive book of tools and information on urban design.

Urban Design for an Urban Century offers a set of principles to help urban designers meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, including creating sustainable design strategies that accommodate changing demographics and values.

Contents

Paradigms, Principles and Process

1. Urban Design--A Social and Public Art

  • Fitting People and Place
  • The Evolution of a "Social and Public Art"
  • Integrating Diverse Perspectives and Skills
  • Giving Form to a Rapidly Changing Society
  • Shaping the Response to a Changing World
2. Roots of Urban Form

  • Early Cities.
  • European Cities in the Middle Ages
  • Renaissance Forms Reshape Cities
  • The New World Turns Toward the Grid
  • The Industrial Revolution and Reaction
  • Imagining the Postindustrial City
3. Decentralization: The Growth of the Modern City

  • Europe and Modernism
  • CIAM and the Birth of "Urban Design"
  • Opportunities and Challenges
4. Recentralization: The City as the Future

  • Rise of the Suburbs
  • Changes that Favor Cities
  • Issues of the Common Realm
  • Cities on the Rebound
  • New Trends in Urban Design
5. Principles for an Urban Century

  • Process Should Support the Principles
Putting Urban Design into Practice

  • Case Studies in Urban Design
  • Background: AIA's Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC)
  • The Regional and Urban Design Honor Awards program
6. Guiding Regional Growth and Change
7. Rediscovering Downtown and Main Street
8. Reinventing Older Neighborhoods
9. Inventing New Neighborhoods
10. Reclaiming the Waterfront
11. Creating the Public Realm
12. Transforming Campus into Community

Chapters 6-12 each cover:

  • Roots
  • Approaches Today
  • Case Studies
  • How the Projects Illustrate the Principles
Index

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Placemaking for People
by Lance Jay Brown

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