A reference text for architects, designers, city planners, and students in these fields, placing social and environmental concerns within the context of American history. It returns the focus of urban design to the creation of a better world, evaluating the efforts of designers who apply knowledge about the environment and people to the creation of.
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URBAN DESIGN TODAY
AN EVALUATION AND A PRESCRIPTION
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