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What is urban design?
 

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    • what is urban design? David Tittle 8 th May 2011
    • The collaborative and multi-disciplinary process of shaping the physical setting of life in cities, towns and villages; the art of making places; design in an urban context. The Dictionary of Urbanism, Rob Cowan (2005) urban design
    • urban design v.
      • architecture
      • town planning
      • landscape architecture
    • what do urban designers do?
    • organic v. planned
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    • industrial squalor
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    • modernism
    • Child of Le Corbusier: Lee Bank, Birmingham, 1950s.
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    • new left protest
      • 1958 Rockefeller Foundation conference on urban design
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    • Jane Jacobs
    • The picturesque tradition: Gordon Cullen, Townscape
    • Responsive Environments, 1985
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    • walking seminar
      • explore the qualities of place
      • keep up
      • keep together
      • please don’t take photos