Community Design and the Culture of Cities : The Crossroad and the Wall


Community Design and the Culture of Cities : The Crossroad and the Wall

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521389792
  • DDC分類 307.1216

Full Description

Having perceived a widespread failure of most community-scale plans, Eduardo Lozano has created a large and humane vision for community design, geared towards urban planners and designers, as well as those concerned with the communities of the future. Lozano strives to unify theory and practice, seeing that design at community scale is a relatively new responsibility for professionals and seeing the need for an awareness of the systemic nature of urban design. He also highlights relevant lessons from historical examples in order to rediscover the community design metier forgotten after the Industrial Revolution. The author relies on interdisciplinary studies, drawing from biology, ecology, and political science, as well as from history for his fascinating study. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on the interrelationship of design and culture-society, technology, institutions, and values. There is also a stress on the need for an agenda for political and cultural change. The audience for Community Design and the Culture of Cities goes beyond designers and planners to include urban sociologists, anthropologists, historians, and political scientists.

Table of Contents

Part I: 1. Cities today
2. The traditions in community design, or the
professional as a newcomer
3. Urban form as pattern, pattern as
combination of typologies
Part II: 4. Below the urban surface, or how
urban systems, organised in complex
hierarchies, are the roots of urban form
5. Cities in evolution, or how growth and
change guide urban form in time
6. Urban scale, or how urban form, size and
function are interrelated through growth
Part III: 7. Land use in cities, or how
segregation and homogeneity have threatened the
social ecology of urban areas
8. Density in communities, or the most
important factor in building up urbanity
9. Distribution in cities, or a key to
reconstituting the culture of cities
Part IV: 10. The design roots in traditional
11. The pluralistic form of traditional
communities: combination and interface
12. Visual phenomena and movement through
traditional settlements: orientation and variety
Symbolism epilogue: An agenda for action.