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Title Designing cities : critical readings in urban design / edited by Alexander R. Cuthbert.

Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  307.1216 DESI    DUE 06-01-20
 UniM Archit  307.1216 DESI    DUE 12-12-19
Physical description xii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Theory -- 1 Process of Urban Social Change / Manuel Castells 23 -- 2 Economic Currency of Architectural Aesthetics / Paul Walter Clarke 28 -- 3 Postmodern Debate over Urban Form / Sharon Zukin 45 -- Part II History -- 4 New Historical Relationship between Space and Society / Manuel Castells 59 -- 5 Urban Landscapes as Public History / Dolores Hayden 69 -- 6 Harmonies of Urban Design and Discords of City Form / Abraham Akkerman 76 -- Part III Philosophy -- 7 Social Justice, Postmodernism and the City / David Harvey 101 -- 8 Phenomenon of Place / Christian Norberg-Schulz 116 -- 9 Recapturing the Center: A Semiotic Analysis of Shopping Malls / Mark Gottdiener 128 -- Part IV Politics -- 10 Why are the Design and Development of Public Spaces Significant for Cities? / A. Madanipour 139 -- 11 Reflections on Berlin: The Meaning of Construction and the Construction of Meaning / Peter Marcuse 152 -- 12 Tilted Arc and the Uses of Democracy / Rosalyn Deutsche 160 -- Part V Culture -- 13 Urban Spaces as Cultural Settings / Gwendolyn Wright 171 -- 14 Urban Landscape / Sharon Zukin 177 -- Part VI Gender -- 15 Sexuality and Urban Space: A Framework for Analysis / Lawrence Knopp 193 -- 16 Gender Symbols and Urban Landscapes / Liz Bondi 204 -- 17 What Would a Nonsexist City Be Like? Speculations on Housing, Urban Design and Human Work / Dolores Hayden 218 -- Part VII Environment -- 18 Sustainability and Cities: Summary and Conclusions / Peter Newman, John Kenworthy 235 -- 19 Conservation as Preservation or as Heritage: Two Paradigms and Two Answers / G. J. Ashworth 243 -- 20 Zoopolis / Jennifer Wolch 254 -- Part VIII Aesthetics -- 21 Aesthetic Theory / Jon Lang 275 -- 22 Urban Artifact as a Work of Art / Aldo Rossi 285 -- 23 Aesthetic Ideology and Urban Design / Barbara Rubin 290 -- Part IX Typologies -- 24 Third Typology / Anthony Vidler 317 -- 25 Typological and Morphological Elements of the Concept of Urban Space / Rob Krier 323 -- 26 Heterotopia Deserta: Las Vegas and Other Spaces / Sarah Chaplin 340 -- Part X Pragmatics -- 27 Design Professions and the Built Environment in a Postmodern Epoch / Paul L. Knox 357 -- 28 A Catholic Approach to Organizing what Urban Designers Should Know / Anne Vernez Moudon 362.
Summary Designing Cities is the first reader to be published in the thriving field of urban design. It has been assembled to appeal to a broad range of readers interested in how the design of cities comes about. The volume has been carefully structured to help students gain an understanding of the theoretical context from which urban design has emerged. At the same time, it promotes a particular theoretical paradigm, suggesting that urban design is best viewed as a branch of spatial political economy. The selection of articles advances this idea as far as possible, both in its organization and in its content. The reader includes work from the past 30 years by such world famous authors as Manuel Castells and David Harvey, as well as writing by lesser known scholars which deserves a wider audience. The overall organization of the book is carefully explained in relation to the subject matter by the editor.
Other author Cuthbert, Alexander R.
Subject City planning.
ISBN 0631235035 (alk. paper)
0631235043 (paperback: alk. paper)