The Built Environment: A Collaborative Inquiry Into Design and Planning

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Wendy R. McClure, Tom J. Bartuska
Wiley, Apr 13, 2007 - Architecture - 424 pages
Drawing from the expertise of prominent academics in their respective fields, this collaborative work takes a sweeping view of the ways we build things, beginning at the scale of products and interiors, to that of regions and global systems. In doing so, The Built Environment answers questions on how we effect and are affected by our environment. More importantly, it shows how the various components of what is made by humans -- from products, buildings, landscapes, and cities -- are interrelated, and how designers and planners must consider these connections in their work. A must-read for all designers looking for an excellent context for collaboration, and strategies to improve the overall quality of designed environments. Anyone interested in understanding the complex nature of the built environment and how it affects our lives will also appreciate this introduction to design.

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Wendy R. McCLure, NCARB, coeditor,żis Chair of the Department of Architectureżand Professor of Architecture at the University of Idaho.

Tom J. Bartuska, coeditor,żis Professor Emeritus of the School of Architectureżand Construction Management at Washington State University.

Contributing Authors

Diane Armpriest

Robert M. Baron

Tom J. Bartuska

Catherine M. Bicknell

Nancy H. Blossom

Kenneth R. Brooks

William W. Budd

Kenneth L. Carper

Eldon H. Franz

Carl W. Hall

Bruce T. Haglund

Tina H. Johansen

Bashir A. Kazimee

Katherine M. Keane

Gregory A. Kessler

W. Max Kirk

Henry C. Matthews

Wendy R. McClure

Ian McHarg

Michael S. Owen

Robert J. Patton

Barbara M. Parmenter

Frederick R. Steiner

Matthew A. Taylor

Jo Ann A. Thompson

John C. Turpin

Phillip S. Waite

Paul G. Windley

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