Urban Design: Street and Square

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Published as a companion volume to 'Urban Design: Street and Square', this new book from Cliff Moughtin, Taner Oc and Steven Tiesell focuses on decorating the city; how ornament has been used to bring delight to the urban scene.

The authors show how the pattern and distribution of street and square and other major elements in the city can be enhanced by the judicious use of decoration are outlined to bring together the ideas discussed and to show how ornament and decoration can be used to emphasize the five components of city form: the path, the node, the edge, the landmark and the district.
Cliff Moughtin is Emeritus Professor of Planning at the University of Nottingham. He is a trained architect who has specialized in urban design since the 1960s. He was Professor of Planning at The Queen's University, Belfast prior to his appointment as Professor in Nottingham. Dr Taner Oc is Director of the Institute of Planning Studies at the University of Nottingham. He has taught at Middle East Technical University, The Queen's University, Belfast and the George Washington University. Steven Tiesdell is Lecturer in Planning (Urban Design) at the University of Nottingham having started his career with an architectural and planning practice in London.

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An updated look at the arrangement and design of streets and squares in city planning

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This book offers a detailed analysis of urban design, covering the streets, squares and buildings that make up the public face of towns and cities.

Exploring the street and square in terms of function, structure and symbolism, Cliff Moughtin explains the evolution of the theories upon which design methodology is based.

With case studies and numerous illustrative examples, the book analyses the arrangement, design and detailing of public spaces, roadways and buildings and evaluates their role in the planning of cities. The examples are set against an historical context, from the laws of Renaissance composition to the theories of modern writers.

This third edition is updated to accommodate the evolving and expanding role of the urban designer. New chapters on Sustainable Urban Design and Visual Analysis relate theory to practice, showing how the latest techniques in urban design can be applied.

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