Typology of Urban Design Projects

Each project described in this book can be categorized by procedural type, project type and the major paradigm employed, and thus the foci of concern it represents (Figure 3.8). The capital complex in Chandigarh (see Chapter 7), for instance, is a total urban design, a precinct design, with its major focus being on the symbolic function of urban design as a display (what some critics call 'urban design as theatre') and carried out within a Rationalist mode of thought. Battery Park City, in contrast, is an all-of-a-piece precinct design carried out within a Neo-Empiricist intellectual framework.


Geometricism Neo-rationalism

Commercial pragmatism

Non-judgmental kitsch

Landscape urbanism

New urbanism

Le Corbusian school


Bauhaus School Townscape ^ Garden City Empiricism City Beautiful Baroque -


Post-modernism . Modernism Neo-classicism






Figure 3.8 A typology of urban design projects.

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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