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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...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • Capital Spacesby Matthew Carmona; Filipa Matos Wunderlich

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    In recent years it has become common-place to hear claims that public space in cities across the globe has become the exclusive preserve of the wealthy and privileged, at the expense of the needs of wider society. Whether it is the privatization of public space through commerical developments like shopping malls and business parks, the gentrification... 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...

  • Urban Design in the Arab Worldby Professor Robert Saliba; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    The Arab World is perceived to be a region rampant with constructed and ambiguous national identities, overwhelming wealth and poverty, religious diversity, and recently the Arab uprisings, a bottom-up revolution shaking the foundations of pre-established, long-standing hierarchies. It is also a region that has witnessed a remarkable level of transformation... more...

  • Towns and Cities: Function in Formby Mr Julian Hart; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Challenging existing assumptions about how our towns and cities are structured and formed, Julian Hart provides an engaging and thought-provoking alternative theory of urban design. This is not urban design in the sense of the practice of design; rather it is a theory of the form of the town at all scales - why towns and cities happen to be structured... more...

  • Public Spaceby Matthew Carmona; Claudio de Magalh„es; Leo Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 56.95

    In both the UK and the US there is a sense of dissatisfaction and pessimism about the state of urban environments, particularly with the quality of everyday public spaces. Explanations for this have emphasized the poor quality of design that characterizes many new public spaces; spaces that are dominated by parking, roads infrastructure, introspective... more...

  • Explorations in Urban Designby Dr Tse-Hui Teh; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book advances an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to urban design, whilst recognising that distinctly different traditions exist within its study and practice. It informs users who are grappling with urban design research problems, but who need the inspiration to move from idea to methodological approach. Through the work of 32 urban... more...