1.The Process of Urban Social Change: Manuel Castells.
2. The Economic Currency of Architectural Aesthetics: Paul Walter Clarke.
3. The Post modern Debate over Urban Form: Sharon Zukin.
Part II: History:.
4. The New Historical Relationship Between Space and Society: Manuel Castells.
5. Urban Landscapes as Public History: Dolores Hayden.
6. Harmonies of Urban Design and Discords of City Form: Abraham Akkerman.
Part III: Philosophy:.
7. Social Justice, Postmodernism and the City: David Harvey.
8. The Phenomenon of Place: Christian Norberg Schulz.
9. Recapturing the Center: Mark Gottdeiner.
Part IV: Politics:.
10. Why are the Design and Development of Public Spaces Significant for Cities?: A. Madanipour.
11. Cast in Stone: Monuments, Geography and Nationalism: N. Johnson.
12. Reflections on Berlin : The Meaning of Construction and the Construction of Meaning: Peter Marcuse.
13. Tilted Arc and the Uses of Democracy: Rosalyn Deutsche.
Part V: Culture:.
15. Place-Form and Cultural Identity: Kenneth Frampton.
16. The Urban Landscape: Sharon Zukin.
Part VI: Gender:.
17. Sexuality and Urban Space. A Framework for Analysis: L. Knopp.
18. Gender Symbols and Urban Landscapes: Liz Bondi.
19. What Would a Non Sexist City Be Like?: Dolores Hayden.
Part VII: Environment:.
20. The Concept of Sustainability and its Relationship to Cities: Peter Newman and John Kenworthy.
21. Conservation as Preservation or as Heritage : Two Answers and Two Paradigms: G. H. Ashworth.
22. Zoopolis: Jennifer Wolch.
Part VIII: Aesthetics:.
23. Aesthetic Theory: Jon Lang.
24. The Urban Artefact as a work of Art: Aldo Rossi.
25. Aesthetic Ideology and Urban Design: Barbara Rubin.
Part IX: Typologies:.
26. The Third Typology: Anthony Vidler.
27. Typological and Morphological Elements of the Concept of Urban Space: Rob Krier.
28. Heterotopia Deserta: Sarah Chaplin.
Part X: Pragmatics:.
29. The Design Professions and the Built Environment in a Postmodern Epoch: Paul Knox.
30. A Catholic Approach to Organizing what Urban Designers Should Know: Anne Vernez Moudon.
- 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.