Urban Design

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Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1994 - Political Science - 509 pages
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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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Contents

URBAN DESIGN TODAY
15
AN EVALUATION AND A PRESCRIPTION
101
FUNCnONALISM REDEFINED
147
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About the Author Jon Lang, Ph.D., is currently Professor of Architecture at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, as well as Director for Urban Design of the Environmental Research Group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lang also taught in the Urban Design program at the University of Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1990, chairing the program during the eighties. He continued his association with Penn as a visiting Professor of City Planning through 1993. Dr. Lang has served as a consultant for UNESCO in Turkey and for the Ford Foundation in India. He is co-editor of the pioneering book Designing for Human Behavior: Architecture and the Behavioral Sciences, as well as author of Creating Architectural Theory: The Role of the Behavioral Sciences in Environmental Design.

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