Urban Composition: Developing Community through Design (Architecture Briefs)
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2012 Author: Mark C. Childs ISBN: 9781616890520 Format: Softcover, 144pp, 175x210mm
Cities and towns are among humanity's largest and most complex achievements.
The buildings, public works, plazas and parks of even a small town embody substantial amounts of capital, energy, natural resources, history, and aspirations. Cities are among our greatest creations, yet typically no single individual creates them – they arise from the dialog between multiple designers, clients, regulators, citizens, critics and users.
In Urban Composition, Childs illustrates the essential ways in which the architects, planners, artists and engineers of individual projects can fulfil their public trust to help make great urban places.