This book by Cliff Moughtin offers a detailed analysis of urban design, covering the streets, squares and buildings that make up the public face of towns and cities. It includes the arrangement, design and details of these elements and the roles they play in city planning.
This second edition has been updated with the addition of a new series preface and a new chapter discussing the waterfront as a defining edge to an urban district and analyses the function of waterways as channels of movement.
Cliff Moughtin explores the street and square in terms of function, structure and symbolism and examines fine examples in their historical context. He sets these against the background of the laws of urban design composition culled from Renaissance and modern writers.
New paperback edition
Extra case study material
Part of Cliff Moughtin's Urban Design series
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An updated look at the arrangement and design of streets and squares in city planningFrom the Back Cover:
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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