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  • Housing Design Qualityby Matthew Carmona

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 108.95

    This book directly addresses the major planning debate of our time - the delivery and quality of new housing development. As pressure for new housing development in England increases, a widespread desire to improve the design of the resulting residential environments becomes evermore apparent with increasing condemnation of the standard products of... more...

  • Measuring Quality in Planningby Matthew Carmona; Louie Sieh

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 98.95

    This book deals with one of the current major debates in planning: how to measure the quality and effectiveness of the output of the planning process. It deals with issues of defining quality, public sector management, the use of indicators and the planning process. Although case study material is drawn from UK practice this topic is universal and... more...

  • Urban Design Readerby Steve Tiesdell; Matthew Carmona

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Essential reading for students and practitioners of urban design, this collection of essays introduces the 6 dimensions of urban design through a range of the most important classic and contemporary key texts. Urban design as a form of place making has become an increasingly significant area of academic endeavour, of public policy and professional... more...

  • Cultures of Glass Architectureby Professor Hisham Elkadi; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    When designing, architects are responding to and creating a relationship between identity, culture and architectural style. This book discusses whether the extent of the use of glass facades has increased, or indeed enhanced, the creation of meaningful place-making, thereby creating a cultural identity of 'place'. Looking at the development of perceptions... more...

  • In Dwellingby Dr Peter King; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    A 'dwelling', or the physical space we call a house, is full of meaning for us. It can be implacable, in that it can work for or against us, depending on how we are able to access and use it. This means that we have to learn to accept dwelling as it is and find some accommodation with our surrounding environment. This book develops a new approach... more...

  • Resilience & the Cityby Dr Peter Rogers; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Following the turbulent events of the first few years of the 21st century, the growth of new security and disaster measures have led to significant changes to urban design and the management of urban space. This book blends the genealogical method of Foucault with the theory of rhythms by Lefebvre to examine these changes. The spatial history of urban... more...

  • Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainabilityby Dr Donia Zhang; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Cultural sustainability is a very important aspect of the overall sustainability framework and is regarded as the ?fourth pillar? alongside the other three: environmental, economic, and social sustainability. However, the concept is neither fully explored, nor widely accepted or recognized. This book elicits the interplay of ?nature-culture-architecture?... more...

  • Jaqueline Tyrwhitt: A Transnational Life in Urban Planning and Designby Dr Ellen Shoshkes; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Jaqueline Tyrwhitt?s life story is truly a gap in the planning and urban design literature: while largely unacknowledged, she played a central role in twentieth-century design history. Here, Ellen Shoshkes provides a full and insightful appraisal of the British town planner, editor, and educator who was at the center of the group of people who shaped... more...

  • The Design Dimension of Planningby Matthew Carmona; John Punter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the design policies in current development plans. With design quality of growing importance to the public, consumers, developers and their clients, and high on the Secretary of State's agenda, this book makes an important practical contribution to improving design control. With the increasing importance attached to district-wide... more...

  • Constructing the Colonized Landby Professor Izumi Kuroishi; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    Despite the precipitous rise of East Asia as a center of architectural production since the Second World War, informed studies remain lacking. The lacuna is particularly conspicuous in terms of regional, cross-national studies, documenting the close ties and parallels between China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea during this period. Examining colonized... more...