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Author Berman, Richard W., 1958-

Title Assessing urban design : historical ambience on the waterfront / Richard W. Berman.

Published Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, [2006]
©2006

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 UniM Archit  711.42 BERM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-226) and index.
Contents 1. The distinct and the unique -- 2. Predictability and surprise -- 3. Packaging -- 4. Historical ambience -- 5. Survey background -- 6. The Philadelphia survey -- 7. The Yokohama survey -- 8. Conclusions -- App. A: Philadelphia -- App. B: Yokohama.
Summary "Assessing Urban Design is a resource to better understand how people recognize the physical environments that surround them. Touching on issues of urban design, planning, architecture, historic preservation, and tourism, Richard W. Berman combines theoretical essays and empirical research to explore waterfront sites in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Yokohama, Japan. Berman's research consists of photo surveys and interviews conducted on the waterfronts of the two cities. His findings are useful in deepening our understanding of people's preference in urban design and historic preservation. This book is an important work for scholars and students of architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, and tourism."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Urban renewal -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Urban renewal -- Japan -- Yokohama-shi.
Waterfronts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Waterfronts -- Japan -- Yokohama-shi.
Historic districts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Historic districts -- Japan -- Yokohama-shi.
ISBN 0739112171 (cloth : alk. paper)