Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More   Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities, Second  Edition

Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities, Second Edition

By: David Dixon (author), Lance Jay Brown (author)Hardback

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This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised to include thorough coverage of sustainability issues and to integrate new case studies into the core concepts discussed.

About Author

Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA, is the principal of Lance Jay Brown Architecture + Urban Design in NYC, Fellow of the Institute for Urban Design, and ACSA Distinguished Professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY. He was elected 2014 President of the AIA New York Chapter, is co-founder of its Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee, and a founding Board Member of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization. He contributed to and co-edited Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space (2012) and co-authored The Legacy Project: New Housing New York/Via Verde (2013). In 2007 he was awarded the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education. He has served as director of the School of Architecture at CCNY, director of the City College Architectural Center, and assistant director for programs at the National Endowment for the Arts. David Dixon, FAIA, is an urban designer who lives and works in Boston. In 2003, as President of the Boston Society of Architects, he organized Myth and Reality, the First National Conference on Density to challenge widely-held negative associations about the concept of urban density. In 2008 he received the American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Medal for a lifetime of... significant achievement in creating...livable neighborhoods, vibrant civic spaces, and vital downtowns . For more than 20 years he led Goody Clancy s planning and urban design practice, which earned the American Planning Association s 2013 Firm Award for Excellence in Planning. In 2014, David joined Stantec to initiate a broadly interdisciplinary practice to support communities in meeting the unprecedented opportunities and challenges of this rapidly evolving urban era. The late Oliver Gillham, AIA, was an architect and city planner, as well as the founder of Gillham & Gander Associates. He was also the coauthor of The Limitless City: A Primer on the Urban Sprawl Debate.


Acknowledgments vii Introduction ix Urban Design: A Social and Civic Art ix Chapter 1 Roots of Western Urban Form: Centralization 1 First Cities 1 Rebirth of European Cities: Organic Cities of the Late Middle Ages 3 Reintroduction of Classical Learning: Geometric Cities of the Renaissance 5 The Emergence of Merchant Cities: Integrating Renaissance Ideas and the Marketplace 9 The Grid Reaches the New World 10 The Industrial Revolution 15 Chapter 2 Decentralization: The Rise and Decline of Industrial Cities 31 Proto-Urban Design: Rejecting a Classical Past to Shape an Industrial Future 31 Chapter 3 Recentralization: The Forces Shaping Twenty-First-Century Urbanism 69 New York Stock Exchange Financial District Streetscapes and Security (New York, New York) 71 District of Columbia Streetcar Land Use Study (Washington, D.C.) 75 Chicago Decarbonization Plan (Chicago) 79 Fayetteville 2030: Transit City Scenario (Fayetteville, Arkansas) 81 South Coast Rail Economic and Land Use Plan (Massachusetts) 88 Citygarden (St. Louis, Missouri) 90 UrbanRiver Visions (Massachusetts) 93 Campus Martius Park (Detroit, Michigan) 95 The Future of Pittsburgh Hillsides (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 98 Emscher Landscape Park (Ruhr Valley, Germany) 108 SW Ecodistrict (Washington, D.C.) 111 Lloyd Crossing Sustainable Urban Design Plan (Portland, Oregon) 113 East Baltimore Comprehensive Physical Redevelopment Plan (Baltimore, Maryland) 120 Torre David Informal Settlement (Caracas, Venezuela) 124 Chapter 4 Recentralization: Twenty-First-Century Urbanism Takes Shape 131 Eastward Ho! (Southeast Florida) 134 Charlottesville Commercial Corridor Study (Charlottesville, Virginia) 136 Crystal City Vision Plan 2050 (Arlington, Virginia) 142 Sandy Springs City Center Master Plan (Sandy Springs, Georgia) 145 Portland Streetcar (Portland, Oregon) 159 Belmar (Lakewood, Colorado) 169 Bryant Park (New York, New York) 176 Parc Andre Citroen (Paris, France) 178 Barclays Center (Brooklyn, New York) 181 Discovery Green (Houston, Texas) 185 Cheonggyecheon Stream Daylighting (Seoul, South Korea) 197 LA Live (Los Angeles, California) 200 Marina Barrage (Singapore) 202 Masdar City (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) 204 HafenCity (Hamburg, Germany) 208 Fairmount Line Smart-Growth Corridor (Boston, Massachusetts) 214 Ellen Wilson Neighborhood Redevelopment (Washington, D.C.) 216 North Wharf Promenade/Jellicoe Street/Silo Park (Auckland, New Zealand) 219 Millennium Park (Chicago, Illinois) 223 The High Line (New York, New York) 225 Parco San Giuliano (Venice, Italy) 227 Swiss Government Plaza (Bern, Switzerland) 230 Tanner Springs Park (Portland, Oregon) 232 Railroad Park (Birmingham, Alabama) 234 Superkilen Park, Norrebro (Copenhagen, Denmark) 237 Santa Monica Boulevard Master Plan (West Hollywood, California) 240 Broadway Boulevard (New York, New York) 243 POPOS: Privately Owned Public Open Spaces (San Francisco, California) 248 Chapter 5 Theories of Urbanism 255 Seaside Town Square and Beachfront Master Plan (Seaside, Florida) 259 Madrid Rio (Madrid, Spain) 262 Chapter 6 Urban Design for an Urban Century: Principles, Strategies, and Process 271 Bridge Street Corridor Plan (Dublin, Ohio) 273 National 9/11 Memorial (New York, New York) 289 Afterword 299 Index 301

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  • ISBN13: 9781118453636
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781118453636
  • weight: 1
  • ISBN10: 1118453638

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