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Title Urban design thinking : a conceptual toolkit / Kim Dovey.
Author Dovey, Kim, author.
Publication London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.
Description xii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 307.1216 D
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-282) and index.
Summary "Theory is central to urban design critique and practice. Thirty short chapters can be read alone or in sequence, each opening a different kind of conceptual window onto how cities work and how they are transformed through design practice. Chapters range from explorations of urban morphology, typology, meaning and place identity to particular issues such as urban design codes, informal settlements, globalization, transit and creative clusters.This book is essential reading for those engaged with the practice of urban design and planning, as well as for anyone interested in the theoretical side of urbanism, architecture, and related disciplines"-- Provided by publisher. Applies the iodeas of a diverse range of theorists from Jacobs and Gehl to Benjamin, Lefevre, Deleuze, and Guattari.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction1. Urbanity -- 2. Access -- 3. Mix -- 4. Density -- 5. Action -- 6. Drama -- 7. Interface -- 8. Type -- 9. Image -- 10. Discourse -- 11. Memory -- 12. Place -- 13. Character -- 14. Authority -- 15. Resistance -- 16. Globalization -- 17. Privatization -- 18. Shopping Malls -- 19. Enclaves -- 20. Towers -- 21. Tourism -- 22. Codes -- 23. Graffiti -- 24. Advertising -- 25. Informal Trading -- 26. Informal Settlements -- 27. Temporary Urbanism -- 28. Creative Clusters -- 29. Transit -- 30. Complex adaptive assemblage.
Subject City planning -- Philosophy.
City planning.
City planning -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00862239
ISBN 9781472566942 (paperback)
1472566947 (paperback)
9781472566959 (hardback)
1472566955 (hardback)

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