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

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ISBN-10: 0521389798

ISBN-13: 9780521389792

Edition: 1990

Authors: Eduardo E. Lozano

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Having perceived a widespread failure of most community-scale plans, Eduardo Lozano has created a large and humane vision for community design, geared toward 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,…    
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Book details

List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/30/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Prologue
Cities today
The traditions in community design, or the professional as a newcomer
Urban form as pattern, pattern as combination of typologies
Below the urban surface, or how urban systems, organised in complex hierarchies, are the roots of urban form
Cities in evolution, or how growth and change guide urban form in time
Urban scale, or how urban form, size and function are interrelated through growth
Land use in cities, or how segregation and homogeneity have threatened the social ecology of urban areas
Density in communities, or the most important factor in building up urbanity
Distribution in cities, or a key to reconstituting the culture of cities
The design roots in traditional settlements
The pluralistic form of traditional communities: combination and interface
Visual phenomena and movement through traditional settlements: orientation and variety