The Case Studies

The case studies focus almost entirely on precinct design. It is at this level that the nature of urban designing is clearest. The one new town that is included,

Seaside, is smaller than many of the precincts studied here. The cases cover a wide variety of product types and have been organized in approximately the same sequences as those in the previous chapter on total urban design.

A large number of projects on green-field and cleared brown-field sites in a number of countries have been included. Developed at various times during the past half-century they reveal a wide array of attitudes towards ways of life and aesthetics. The schemes are all well known. The two urban renewal schemes -Charles Center and Central Glendale - are fine examples of their type although many other projects in countries other than the United States of America could have been selected to demonstrate the same concerns. Two types of campuses - a university and a business centre - illustrate two very different aesthetic philosophies while the one housing case study - Stadtvillen an der Rauchstrasse - stands in strong contrast to both of them and to Pruitt-Igoe and Raleigh Park. The final case study included is an example of urban renewal but is classified here as an example of a festival market development. As such it is a descendant of Baltimore Inner Harbor.

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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