Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design

4.28 avg rating
( 47 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780070685079: Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design

The foremost professional reference on the physical design of cities and urban places.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Excerpts from review by Philip Langdon

Judging by its title, you might think Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design would be a source mainly for street widths, sidewalk dimensions, parking ratios, and other matters than can largely be reduced to mathematical calculations. But this six-pound tome with its 960 oversized pages has far broader ambitions. McGraw-Hill calls this volume, "the definitive reference on urban design," and the description doesn't seem to be hyperbole.

Donald Watson, former dean of the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with help from Alan Plattus of Yale School of Architecture and Robert Shibley of SUNY-Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has assembled a volume containing the most significant urban design writings of the past 106 years. And that's just one of the eight sections in this enormous compilation. In addition to twelve classic texts...readers will find dozens of authoritative recent writings on world urbanization, regionalism, neighborhood planning, bikeways, greenways, universal design, outdoor lighting, way finding, acoustic considerations, and seemingly every other aspect of city-shaping.

You can flip from key documents of New Urbanism, including the Charter and the Lexicon, to LeCorbusier's (wrongheaded but fascinating) vision of towers and highways, Clarence Stein's The Radburn Idea, Clare Cooper Marcus's sociological analyses of urban plazas and shared outdoor spaces, and case studies of places such as Seattle’s Pike Place Market. History, theory, principles and practice, they’re all here...this is the best single volume I’ve seen, in terms of its ability to explain the entire spectrum of urban design through the words of its most prominent analysts and practitioners. Expand your bookshelf. (New Urban News 2004-03-01)

Excerpts from review by Bay Brown.

It is a how-to, with diagrams on street and courtyard siting, but it is also a history of urban-design theory, including seminal texts ranging from passages of Camillo Sitte's 1889 book The Art of Building Cities to Kevin Lynch's 1960 essay "The City Image and Its Elements."

Chapters are dedicated to sustainable design, universal design, transit-centered urban villages, wayfinding, and "traffic calming." Almost every essay is written by a different expert, which affords a diversity of experience and voice, and the tome liberally uses photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts with informative statistics and demographics. It may offer more than you want to know, but after a selective read, it should be parked on your shelf as an invaluable reference. (Architecture Magazine 2004-01-09)

From the Back Cover:

MAGNIFICENTLY ILLUSTRATED AND INTERNATIONAL IN SCOPE, HERE IS THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE ON URBAN DESIGN

This important addition to the McGraw-Hill Time Saver Standards series is an entirely new, comprehensive, meticulously researched compendium of every aspect of the physical design of cities and other urban places including communities and civic and public places.

Featuring articles by authoritative urban design scholars and practitioners, Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design provides a visual and detailed archival record of:


* Context of global cities
* Classic texts of urban design
* Urban design history and design theory
* Preservation, renewal, and extension of existing cities
* Methods of urban design from regional to pedestrian scale
* Sustainable communities
* Details and case studies of urban design practice

Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design covers the full-spectrum of allied disciplines such as transportation planning, bioregionalism, storm water management, parking, universal design, urban acoustics, and graphics. It provides a single-source for the key reference articles on urban design and physical planning of cities, including social, environmental and economic data.

This inaugural volume on the topic of urban design in the Time-Saver Standard series is written for easy reference by urban planners and designers, architects, landscape professionals, environmental engineers, civil and transportation engineers, as well as municipal government and planning officials. This “soon to be a classic” provides a one-volume reference that is indispensable for urban design policy and practice. It is equally valuable for the urban studies educators and students of architecture, urban design and planning.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

International Edition
International Edition

1.

Watson, Donald
Published by MCGRAW HILL
ISBN 10: 007068507X ISBN 13: 9780070685079
New PB Quantity Available: 20
International Edition
Seller
CBR
(WHITE PLAINS, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MCGRAW HILL. PB. Book Condition: Brand New. International Edition. International Edition, Cover & ISBN may be different from US edition, PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. Brand New,Softcover,No Access code & No context dvd, But Contents are same as US Edition. Printed in English Language, Prompt shipping by USPS/,UPS/,DHL/,FedEx. Exceptional customer Service, Satisfaction Guaranteed. We may ship the books from Asian regions for inventory purpose. "Special Note" We do provide service on APO BOX & PO BOX addresses only in usa. Bookseller Inventory # Aadi2856

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
48.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.14
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Watson, Donald
Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007068507X ISBN 13: 9780070685079
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Textbooksonweb
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 007068507X --*NOTE NOTE NOTE*-- **FACULTATIVE/ALTERNATE EDITION**, ISBN AND COVER MAY DIFFERENT BUT TITLE,AUTHOR AND EDITION IS SAME. Bookseller Inventory # LAINT9781259002908

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
52.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

3.

Watson, Donald
ISBN 10: 007068507X ISBN 13: 9780070685079
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller
bookscollection
(Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. PAPERBACK,Book Condition New, Brand New, Softcover, International Edition. We Do not Ship APO FPO AND PO BOX. Cover Image & ISBN may be different from US edition but contents as US Edition. Printing in English language. Quick delivery by USPS/UPS/DHL/FEDEX/ARAMEX ,Customer satisfaction guaranteed. We may ship the books from Asian regions for inventory purpose. Bookseller Inventory # ABESTTND6216

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
50.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

4.

Watson, Donald
ISBN 10: 007068507X ISBN 13: 9780070685079
New Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller
firstbookstore
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Brand New Paperback International Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # AIND-10692

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
56.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

5.

Watson, Donald
ISBN 10: 007068507X ISBN 13: 9780070685079
New Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller
Bookshub
(Karol Bagh, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New. Soft Cover International edition. Different ISBN and Cover image but contents are same as US edition.Perfect condition. Ship by express service to USA, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, UK, Germany and Netherland. Customer satisfaction our priority. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-190516-66559

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
56.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

6.

Watson, Donald
ISBN 10: 007068507X ISBN 13: 9780070685079
New Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller
EBOOKSTORE2010
(New Delhi, ND, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. New. Soft Cover International edition. Different ISBN and Cover image but contents are same as US edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Bookseller Inventory # SHAK66559

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
56.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

7.

Watson, Donald
ISBN 10: 007068507X ISBN 13: 9780070685079
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller
Romtrade Corp.
(STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New Paperback International Edition.We Ship to PO BOX Address also. EXPEDITED shipping option also available for faster delivery. Bookseller Inventory # AUSBNEW-10692

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
59.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

8.

Watson, Donald
Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007068507X ISBN 13: 9780070685079
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education. Book Condition: New. 007068507X This is an International Edition. Brand New, Hardcover, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Similar Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ, printed in Black & White. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 3-8 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address. In some instances, subjects such as Management, Accounting, Finance may have different end chapter case studies and exercises. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" and "Content may different from U.S. Edition" - printed only to discourage U.S. students from obtaining an affordable copy. The U.S. Supreme Court has asserted your right to purchase international editions, and ruled on this issue. Access code/CD is not provided with these editions , unless specified. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # UM9780070685079

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
63.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

9.

Watson, Donald
ISBN 10: 007068507X ISBN 13: 9780070685079
New Soft cover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. This book is BRAND NEW Soft cover International edition with black and white printing. ISBN number & cover page may be different but contents identical to the US edition word by word. Book is in English language. Bookseller Inventory # UN-TM-IN-804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
55.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.38
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Watson, Donald
ISBN 10: 007068507X ISBN 13: 9780070685079
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Books_Universe
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. US Edition Book. We do not ship to Military Addresses. Fast Shipping with Order Tracking. For Standard Shipping 7-8 business days & Expedite Shipping 4-6 business days, after shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 007068507X-RMX

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
81.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book