Urban Design for an Urban Century: Placemaking for People
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"Urban Design sets itself the task of clarifying the role of urban design in shaping urban places. The authors begin the book by acknowledging the ambiguity of the urban designer's job, determining that a shared emphasis on "finding the right fit between people and place" predominates. Preceding the case studies and principles are an excellent, concise history of urban morphology and the decentralization of cities and a call for recentralization." (The Architect's Newspaper, Sept 23, 2009)
"Urban Design for an Urban Century offers a very thoughtful and worthwhile and simplified overview of the history of the key paradigms, principles, and process of urban design. It breezes by a reader in the first 100 pages. To the credit of the erudite authors, their sketch of urban design brings levels of political, sociological, and architectural analysis together in a readable synthesis." (Norman Weinstein, ArchNewsNow.com, September 2009)
"...its content does engage the history and chabges in attitude towards cities that will take forward in this century." (Perspective, July 2009)
"The first part is superb. Bits and pieces of it will be old news to many new urbanists, but on the whole, the initial five chapters are tremendously illuminating. It is rigorously organized." (New Urban News, March 2009)