Urban Design: Street and Square

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Routledge, Jun 7, 2007 - Architecture - 320 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Urban Design and People
11
2 Basic Design Concepts
25
3 Towns and Buildings
63
4 The Square or Plaza
87
5 Streets
127
6 Seafront River and Canal
171
7 Sustainable Urban Form
189
8 Visual Analysis
209
9 Case Studies in Urban Design
233
10 Conclusion
277
Bibliography
283
Figure Sources
293
Index
295
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