Urban Composition

Urban Composition Developing Community Through Design - Architecture Briefs Series

1st Edition

Paperback (01 May 2012) | English

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Cities and towns are among humanity's largest and most complex achievements. The buildings, public works, plazas and parks of even a small town embody substantial amounts of capital, energy, natural resources, history and aspirations. Cities are among our greatest creations, yet typically no single individual creates them. Rather they arise from the dialog between multiple designers, clients, regulators, citizens, critics and users. Sometimes the cities and towns that emerge are glorious places. Too frequently they have only fragments of greatness or are soul-deadening and environmentally unhealthy. Just as private doctors have responsibilities to their individual patients and for public health, project designers are accountable to their clients and for a set of public goods such as environmental stewardship, fostering civil society, and inspiring joy. Urban Composition introduces essential ways in which the architects, planners, artists and engineers of individual projects can fulfil their public trust to help make great urban places.

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Princeton Architectural Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9781616890520
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Imprint: Princeton Architectural Press
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Edition
DEWEY: 711.4
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 143
Weight: 370g
Height: 178mm
Width: 216mm
Spine width: 13mm