The Landscape Urbanism Reader

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Charles Waldheim
Princeton Architectural Press, Jun 8, 2006 - Architecture - 295 pages
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With populations decentralizing and cities sprawling ever-outward, twenty-first-century urban planners are challenged by the need to organize not just people but space itself. Hence a new architectural discourse has emerged: landscape urbanism.

In The Landscape Urbanism Reader Charles Waldheimwho is at the forefront of this new movementhas assembled the definitive collection of essays by many of the field's top practitioners. Fourteen essays written by leading figures across a range of disciplines and from around the worldincluding James Corner, Linda Pollak, Alan Berger, Pierre Blanger, Julia Czerniak, and morecapture the origins, the contemporary milieu, and the aspirations of this relatively new field. The Landscape Urbanism Reader is an inspiring signal to the future of city making as well as an indispensablereference for students, teachers, architects, and urban planners.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
13
The Emergence of Landscape Urbanism
55
Thinking Through Landscape Urbanism
69
Representing Landscape in Time
87
Looking Back at Landscape Urbanism Speculations on Site
105
Questions of Scale
125
Landscape Urbanism in Europe
141
Landscapes of Infrastructure
163
Urban Highways and the Reluctant Public Realm
179
Drosscape
197
Rearticulating Site
219
CONTRIBUTORS
288
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
290
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Charles Waldheim is the editor of numerous books on landscape urbanism and the associate dean and director of the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Toronto.

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