Although contemporary practice in urbanism has many sources of design guidelines, it lacks theory to provide a flexible approach to the complexities of most urban situations. The author provides that theoretical framework, looking beyond the style obsession of urban makeovers to the fundamental elements of city-making. The scope of this book takes in illuminating historical analysis and significant theoretical coherence, while recent case studies link the physical environment to the citizens within it, ultimately offering a new methodology for the analysis and design of urban spaces which encourages a balance between diversity and community.

chapter |6 pages


part |2 pages

Part I Processes of Urban Development

chapter 1|12 pages

The Questions of the City

chapter 2|17 pages

The Historic City

chapter 3|18 pages

The Industrial City

chapter 4|19 pages

The Post-Industrial City

part |2 pages

Part II Elements of the Urban Environment

chapter 6|17 pages


chapter 7|18 pages


chapter 8|17 pages


chapter 9|17 pages


chapter 10|17 pages

The Urban Future