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Urban Design Thinking: A Conceptual Toolkit

Urban Design Thinking: A Conceptual Toolkit

Author: Kim Dovey
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Urban Design Thinking provides a conceptual toolkit for urban design. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it shows how the design of our cities and urban spaces can be interpreted and informed through contemporary theories of urbanism, architecture and spatial analysis. Relating abstract ideas to real-world examples, and taking assemblage thinking as its critical framework, the book introduces an array of key theoretical principles and demonstrates how theory is central to urban design critique and practice. Thirty short chapters can be read alone or in sequence, each opening a different kind of conceptual window onto how cities work and how they are transformed through design practice. Chapters range from explorations of urban morphology, typology, meaning and place identity to particular issues such as urban design codes, informal settlements, globalization, transit and creative clusters. This book is essential reading for those engaged with the practice of urban design and planning, as well as for anyone interested in the theoretical side of urbanism, architecture, and related disciplines.

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Drawing on examples from cities around the world, this book introduces and explores a range of key concepts to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of urban design.
Table of contents

Introduction 1. Urbanity 2. Access 3. Mix 4. Density 5. Action 6. Drama 7. Interface 8. Type 9. Image 10. Discourse 11. Memory 12. Place 13. Character 14. Authority 15. Resistance 16. Globalization 17. Privatization 18. Shopping Malls 19. Enclaves 20. Towers 21. Tourism 22. Codes 23. Graffiti 24. Advertising 25. Informal Trading 26. Informal Settlements 27. Temporary Urbanism 28. Creative Clusters 29. Transit 30. Complex adaptive assemblage References Abstracts Index

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General Fields

  • : 9781472566942
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic
  • : June 2016
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kim Dovey
  • : 140 bw illus 4 colour
  • : 304
  • : 711
  • : Paperback