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URBAN DESIGN: METHOD AND TECHNIQUES

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URBAN DESIGN: METHOD AND TECHNIQUES
Cliff Moughtin, Rafael Cuesta, Christine Sarris and Paola Signoretta

OXFORD

AUCKLAND

BOSTON

JOHANNESBURG

MELBOURNE

NEW DELHI

Architectural Press An imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP 225 Wildwood Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801-2041 A division of Reed Educational and Professional Publishing Ltd A member of the Reed Elsevier plc group First published 1999 © Cliff Moughtin, Rafael Cuesta, Christine Sarris and Paola Signoretta 1999 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any material form (including photocopying or storing in any medium by electronic means and whether or not transiently or incidentally to some other use of this publication) without the written permission of the copyright holder except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or under the terms of a licence issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London, England W1P 9HE. Applications for the copyright holder’s written permission to reproduce any part of this publication should be addressed to the publishers

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Urban design: method and techniques 1. City planning I. Moughtin, J. C. 711.4 ISBN 0 7506 4102 9 Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication Data Urban design: method and techniques/Cliff Moughtin .. [et al.]. p. cm. ISBN 0 7506 4102 9 1. City planning. I. Moughtin, Cliff. NA9031.U69 99–24321 711'.4–dc21 CIP

Composition by Scribe Design, Gillingham, Kent Printed in Great Britain

CONTENTS

Preface ........................................................................................................... Notes on the authors .................................................................................... Acknowledgements ....................................................................................... 1 Definitions ............................................................................................... 2 Negotiating the programme ................................................................... 3 Survey techniques ................................................................................... 4 Analysis .................................................................................................... 5 Generating alternatives ...........................................................................

vii ix x 1 15 27 67 87

6 Project evaluation ................................................................................... 139 7 Presentation ............................................................................................. 151 8 Project management ................................................................................. 171 9 Conclusion .............................................................................................. 185 Figure sources ................................................................................................ 189 Index ............................................................................................................. 191 v

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PREFACE

The subject matter of this book is an introduction to the method of urban design. It is the fourth book in this series on urban design and builds upon the ideas in the first three. The first volume, Urban Design: Street and Square, outlined the meaning of and role played by the main elements of urban design discussing, in particular, the form and function of street and square. The second volume, Urban Design: Ornament and Decoration, dealt in detail with the ways in which the elements of the public domain are embellished. It outlined the general principles for the decoration of: floor plane, or pavement; the façades of street and square; roofline; roofscape;...
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