|Practical and reflective
lessons on designing the public realm
urban design, there's a lot to learn and no
one place to begin. Students often
find themselves lost between books that are
highly academic or overly formulaic, leaving
them adrift in their design assignments.
This book is perfect for the student
fascinated, and perhaps overwhelmed, by the
complexities of urbanism. Thought-provoking,
illustrated lessons illuminate such questions
the difference between city and urban?
can minor design decisions have major social
and economic impacts?
are some trees more urban than others?
can the suburban mall teach us about
activating urban streets?
is drawing badly useful to the design process?
Written by two experienced practitioners and
instructors, 101 Things I Learned in
Urban Design School suits students
of architecture, urban design, urban planning,
and urban studies, as well as seasoned
practitioners, city and town administrators,
and ordinary citizens who wish to better
understand their built world.
| About the Authors
|Matthew Frederick is
an architect, urban designer, design
instructor, the author of the
bestselling 101 Things I Learned in
Architecture School, and the
creator of the 101 Things I Learned
Vikas Mehta, Ph.D. is Ohio
Eminent Scholar of Urban/ Environmental
Design at the University of Cincinnati.
He is the author of Public Space
(2015) and The Street (2013),
winner of the 2014 Book Award from the
Environmental Design Research
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