Urban Design: Method and Techniques

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Routledge, Sep 11, 2012 - Architecture - 224 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1 Definitions
1
2 Negotiating the programme
15
3 Survey techniques
33
4 Analysis
73
5 Generating alternatives
99
6 Project evaluation
151
7 Presentation
163
8 Project management
183
9 Conclusion
201
Figure sources
205
Index
207
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