From the Back Cover
MAGNIFICENTLY ILLUSTRATED AND INTERNATIONAL IN SCOPE, HERE IS THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE ON URBAN DESIGN
This important addition to the McGraw-Hill Time Saver Standards series is an entirely new, comprehensive, meticulously researched compendium of every aspect of the physical design of cities and other urban places including communities and civic and public places.
Featuring articles by authoritative urban design scholars and practitioners, Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design provides a visual and detailed archival record of:
* Context of global cities
* Classic texts of urban design
* Urban design history and design theory
* Preservation, renewal, and extension of existing cities
* Methods of urban design from regional to pedestrian scale
* Sustainable communities
* Details and case studies of urban design practice
Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design covers the full-spectrum of allied disciplines such as transportation planning, bioregionalism, storm water management, parking, universal design, urban acoustics, and graphics. It provides a single-source for the key reference articles on urban design and physical planning of cities, including social, environmental and economic data.
This inaugural volume on the topic of urban design in the Time-Saver Standard series is written for easy reference by urban planners and designers, architects, landscape professionals, environmental engineers, civil and transportation engineers, as well as municipal government and planning officials. This “soon to be a classic” provides a one-volume reference that is indispensable for urban design policy and practice. It is equally valuable for the urban studies educators and students of architecture, urban design and planning.
About the Author
DONALD WATSON, FAIA, is Professor and Dean Emeritus of the School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York and honored as ASCA Distinguished Professor, 2002. His books include Climatic Building Design, co-authored with Kenneth Labs, (McGraw-Hill 1983, revised 1993), recipient of the Best Book in Architecture and Planning Award from the American Publishers Association. He is editor-in-chief of Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data (7th edition, 1997) and Time-Saver Standards for Building Materials and Systems (2000).
ALAN PLATTUS is Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Yale University School of Architecture. He founded and directs the Yale Urban Design Workshop, a community design center that has worked with cities, towns and neighborhoods throughout the region. He also directs the Yale China Studio, working with universities in China on urban design issues in rapidly developing cities. He has published widely on the history and theory of architecture and urbanism, and edited the new edition of Hegemann and Peets classic text, The American Vitruvius.
ROBERT G. SHIBLEY, AIA, AICP, is a professor of architecture and planning at the School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He is the Director of the Urban Design Project, a center for the study and practice of urban design. He also is the co-author of seven books including Urban Excellence with Philip Langdon and Polly Welsh (1990), Placemaking: The Art and Practice of Building Communities with Lynda Schneekloth (1995), and Commitment to Place: Urban Excellence and Community (2000).