Urban Design: A Typology of Procedures and Products, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to urban design, defining the field and addressing the controversies and goals of urban design.
Including over 50 updated international case studies, this new edition presents a three-dimensional model with which to categorize the processes and products involved: product type, paradigm type, and procedural type. The case studies not only illuminate the typology but provide information that designers can use as precedents in their own work. Uniquely, these case study projects are framed by the design paradigm employed, categorized by procedural type instead of instrumental or land use function. The categories used here are Total Urban Design, All-of-a-piece Urban Design, Plug-in Urban Design, and Piece-by-piece Urban Design.
Written for both professionals and those encountering urban design in their day-to-day life, Urban Design is an essential introduction to the field and practice, considering the future direction of the field and what can be learned from the past.
Jon Lang, B.Arch (Rand), MRP, PhD (Cornell), is an Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, where he has been since 1990. Prior to that he taught for 20 years at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He has published extensively on architectural theory, urban design, and architecture in India.
Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgments The Text The Illustrations PROLOGUE THE ARGUMENT PART I: THE NATURE OF URBAN DESIGN AND URBAN DESIGNING CHAPTER 1. THE PUBLIC REALM OF CITIES AND URBAN DESIGN CHAPTER 2. URBAN DESIGN PRODUCT TYPES CHAPTER 3. URBAN DESIGN PARADIGMS CHAPTER 4. URBAN DESIGN PROCEDURAL TYPES AND PROCESSES CHAPTER 5. AN EVOLVING TYPOLOGY OF URBAN DESIGN PROJECTS PART TWO: THE DESIGN PROFESSIONS, THEIR PRODUCTS, AND URBAN DESIGN CHAPTER 6. THE PRODUCTS OF CITY PLANNING AND THE NATURE OF URBAN DESIGN CHAPTER 7. THE PRODUCTS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND THE NATURE OF URBAN DESIGN CHAPTER 8. THE PRODUCTS OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE NATURE OF URBAN DESIGN PART THREE: THE CORE OF URBAN DESIGN WORK: PROCEDURES, PARADIGMS, AND PRODUCTS CHAPTER 9. TOTAL URBAN DESIGN CHAPTER 10. ALL-OF-A-PIECE URBAN DESIGN CHAPTER 11. PLUG-IN URBAN DESIGN CHAPTER 12. PIECE-BY-PIECE URBAN DESIGN Planning Districts and Urban Design EPILOGUE HOW GOOD IS THE TYPOLOGY? LEARNING FROM THE CASE STUDIES Index