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THE NATURE OF URBAN DESIGN: A NEW YORK PERSPECTIVE ON RESILIENCE. Alexandros Washburn. Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2013. 264 pp. with 133 ills. (126 col.). 28 x 22 cm. LC 2013-14789 ISBN 9781610913805 In English.
Paperbound reprint available Fall 2015 at $30.00 (ISBN 978-1-61091-699-8). Publisher's description: In this visually rich book, Alexandros Washburn, Chief Urban Designer of the New York Department of City Planning, redefines urban design. His book empowers urbanites and lays the foundations for a new approach to design that will help cities to prosper in an uncertain future. He asks his readers to consider how cities shape communities, for it is the strength of our communities, he argues, that will determine how we respond to crises... {He} draws heavily on his experience within the New York City planning system while highlighting forward-thinking developments in cities around the world. He grounds his book in the realities of political and financial challenges that hasten or hinder even the most beautiful designs. By discussing projects like the High Line and the Harlem Children's Zone as well as examples from Seoul to Singapore, he explores the nuances of the urban design process while emphasizing the importance of individuals with the drive to make a difference in their city.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 157029
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