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Designing Cities: Critical Readings in Urban Design

ISBN: 978-0-631-23503-3
420 pages
January 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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Designing Cities is the first reader to be published in the thriving field of urban design. It has been assembled to appeal to a broad range of readers interested in how the design of cities comes about.

  • Provides a complex and integrated perspective on the field of urban design.
  • Carefully structured, so that students will gain an understanding of the theoretical context from which urban design has emerged.
  • Includes work by Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Christian Norberg-Schultz, Peter Marcuse and others.
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Part I: Theory.

Part II: History.

Part III: Philosophy.

Part IV: Politics.

Part V: Culture.

Part VI: Gender.

Part VII: Environment.

Part VIII: Aesthetics.

Part IX: Typologies.

Part X: Pragmatics.
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Alexander Rankine Cuthbert is Professor of Planning and Urban Development at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He has lived and worked in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia and has experience in large-scale urban design projects in a variety of different countries. He has studied architecture, urban design, urban planning, and political science, and his interest in ‘designing cities' is therefore informed by a broad intellectual base.
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  • The first reader to be published in the thriving area of urban design.

  • Provides a complex and integrated perspective on the field of urban design.

  • Carefully structured, so that students will gain an understanding of the theoretical context from which urban design has emerged.

  • Includes work by Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Christian Norberg-Schultz, Peter Marcuse and others.
See More
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