Design and the Built Environment

Series editor: Matthew Carmona

Design and the Built Environment

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Books in Design and the Built Environment
  • Although a discipline with ancient roots, it is only very recently that urban design has been widely recognised by many national and local governments and by the established built environment professions as a discrete and important area of practice with its own theoretical base and significant practical contribution to make to delivering and maintaining urban quality. With its new status, urban design is now an expanding discipline sitting amongst and bridging the gaps between the established built environment professions of architecture, planning, surveying, landscape architecture, and engineering. In this position, urban design also borrows from, and contributes to, academic discourse in areas as diverse as urban geography, sociology, public administration, cultural studies, environmental management, and conservation and urban regeneration.

    This series provides a means to disseminate more substantive urban and environmental design research. Specifically, contributions will be welcomed which are the result of original empirical research, scholarly evaluation, reflection on the practice and the process of urban design, critical analysis of particular aspects of the built environment, or important conference proceedings. Volumes should be of international interest, although they may focus on the particular experience and practice in one country. They may also reflect theory and practice from across one or more of the spatial scales over which urban design operates, from environmental and spatial design of settlements, to a concern with large areas of towns and cities - districts or quarters, to consideration of individual developments, urban spaces and networks of spaces, to the contribution of architecture in the urban realm.
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