Designing Urban Squares
Urban Design : Street and Square. Cliff Moughtin. Published as a companion volume to 'Urban Design: Street and Square', this new book from Cliff Moughtin, Taner Oc and Steven Tiesell focuses on decorating the city; how ornament has been used to bring delight to the urban scene. The authors show how the pattern and distribution of street and square and other major elements in the city can be enhanced by the judicious use of decoration are outlined to bring together the ideas discussed and to show how ornament and decoration can be used to emphasize the five components of city form: the path, the node, the edge, the landmark and the district. He is a trained architect who has specialized in urban design since the s. Steven Tiesdell is Lecturer in Planning Urban Design at the University of Nottingham having started his career with an architectural and planning practice in London. Basic Design Concepts.
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Advances in Landscape Architecture. The effects of fast changing economic and social conditions have increasingly become significant on how people use and shape their environments. The urban population has been dramatically increasing worldwide and consequently physical structure of the cities changes constantly, mostly in negative ways. As the population increases, the demand for infrastructure and facilities also increases. Privatization and decentralization are the two major concerns on the future of the cities and open public spaces. Contemporary urban environment is complex in many ways.