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The Built Environment: A Collaborative Inquiry Into Design and Planning, 2nd Edition

Wendy R. McClure (Editor), Tom J. Bartuska (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-00752-5
424 pages
April 2007
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This book 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, it answers questions on how we effect and are affected by our environment and explores how components of what we make—from products, buildings, and cities—are interrelated, and why designers and planners must consider these connections.
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Table of Contents

Editors’ Notes and Acknowledgments.

Contributing Authors and Their Affiliations.

Preface to the First Edition, Ian L. McHarg.

PART I: Introduction: Definition, Design, and Development of the Built Environment.

Chapter 1: The Built Environment: Definition and Scope (TOM J. BARTUSKA).

Chapter 2: Four Traditions in the Built Environment (HENRY C. MATTHEWS).

PART II: Central Issues: Human-Environmental-Technical Dimensions of a Quality Environment.

Chapter 3: Understanding Environment(s): Built and Natural (TOM J. BARTUSKA).

Chapter 4: Designing with People: Human Behavior, Culture, and User Participation (PAUL G. WINDLEY AND WENDY R. MCCLURE).

Chapter 5: Designing with the Environment: Land and Climate (MICHAEL S. OWEN AND BRUCE T. HAGLUND).

Chapter 6: Designing with Technology: A Collaborative and Creative Process (MATTHEW A. TAYLOR AND KENNETH L. CARPER).

Chapter 7: Designing with a Visual Language: Elements and Ordering Systems (GREGORY A. KESSLER).

PART III: The Design and Planning Components (Levels of Integration) in the Built Environment.

COMPONENT 1: PRODUCTS: Industrial and Product Design.

Chapter 8: The Humanly Made Object (CATHERINE M. BICKNELL).

Chapter 9: From Craft Tradition to Industrial Design (CATHERINE M. BICKNELL).

COMPONENT 2: INTERIORS: Interior Design.

Chapter 10: Cultural Blueprints of Human Existence (JOHN C. TURPIN).

Chapter 11: Human Nature and the Near Environment (NANCY H. BLOSSOM).

Chapter 12: Interior Design: Contemporary Issues and Challenges (JO ANN A. THOMPSON AND TINA H. JOHANSEN).

COMPONENT 3: STRUCTURES: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction.

Chapter 13: Historic and Contemporary Trends in Architecture (KATHERINE M. KEANE).

Chapter 14: Architecture as a Cultural Layer (WENDY R. MCCLURE).

Chapter 15: The Fitness Test: Designing with Human and Environmental Factors (BRUCE T. HAGLUND AND TOM J. BARTUSKA).

Chapter 16: Engineering Contributions (CARL W. HALL).

Chapter 17: Constructing the Built Environment (W. MAX KIRK).

COMPONENT 4: LANDSCAPES: Landscape Architecture and Planning.

Chapter 18: Landscape Architecture through Time (FREDERICK R. STEINER).

Chapter 19: Landscape Architecture Today: Purpose, Process, and Palette (KENNETH R. BROOKS).

Chapter 20: Comparative Campus Design and Planning (PHILLIP S. WAITE).

COMPONENT 5: CITIES: Urban Design and Planning.

Chapter 21: The History of Urbanization (ROBERT J. PATTON).

Chapter 22: The Inherited City as a Resource (ROBERT M. BARON).

Chapter 23: Cities Today: The Imprint of Human Needs in Urban Patterns and Form (TOM J. BARTUSKA).

Chapter 24: Urban Design and Planning (MICHAEL S. OWEN).

COMPONENT 6: REGIONS: Regional Planning and Management.

Chapter 25: Defining and Planning the Regional Context (BARBARA M. PARMENTER).

Chapter 26: Regional Planning: Historic and Contemporary Developments (FREDERICK R. STEINER).

Chapter 27: Connections: Products to Regional Planning and Policies (WILLIAM W. BUDD).

COMPONENT 7: EARTH: Global Policies, Planning, and Management.

Chapter 28: Global Life-Support System and the Built Environment (ELDON H. FRANZ).

Chapter 29: Taking Local-Global Action in the Built Environment (DIANE ARMPRIEST).

PART IV: Challenges: Designing and Planning a Quality Sustainable Environment for All.

Chapter 30: Urbanization and the Global Housing Crisis (BASHIR A. KAZIMEE).

Chapter 31: Livable/Sustainable Communities (WENDY R. MCCLURE).

Chapter 32: Conspectus (TOM J. BARTUSKA).


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Author Information

Wendy R. McCLure, NCARB, coeditor,¿is Chair of the Department of Architecture¿and Professor of Architecture at the University of Idaho.

Tom J. Bartuska, coeditor,¿is Professor Emeritus of the School of Architecture¿and 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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New to This Edition

  • 85% of the book has been rewritten, and several new contributors have been added
  • This is the first time Wiley is publishing this book
  • Includes additional photographs
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Serves as a comprehensive introduction to design and planning, emphasizing collaborative and environmental responsibility
  • Presents, in one volume, the contributions of 30 designers and planners to form a holistic understanding of virtually all aspects of the built environment
  • Helps students develop an appreciation and understanding of the objects and places (even the organisms) built and modified by humans, how they are created and how they affect human and other lives
  • Includes contributions by Frederick R. Steiner of the University of Texas at Austin, Kenneth R. Brooks of Arizona State University, Paul G. Windley and Bruce T. Haglund of University of Idaho, the late Ian McHarg, and a wide range of many other authors
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