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Design First Paperback – June 3, 2004

ISBN-13: 000-0750659343 ISBN-10: 0750659343 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 3, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750659343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750659345
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.4 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,494,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Years on the front lines of urban design, advocacy & teaching have equipped (the authors) with a considerable store of wisdom… - The Charlotte Observer

…for all citizens with an interest in what might be taking shape outside their front doors and down their streets. - The Charlotte Observer

….written with well-founded confidence that new planning projects in this region can hold lessons for national -- even international audiences. - The Charlotte Observer

... the book falls into the classic format epitomized by Robert Venturis' Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture. - New Urban News

The scope of the material is exhaustive. - New Urban News

The book is a lucid and welcome addition to the literature for many reasons – Planning Magazine

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A unique guide applying the principles of urban design and planning to the development of new and better communities

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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Catherine M. Thompson on September 17, 2004
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Whether a practitioner, architecture or urban design student or simply interested in the field of urban planning, you will enjoy and learn from "Design First." No rambling tome to weigh down your office papers or backpack, "Design First" is a practical and usable guide to understanding and learning from current examples of Smart Growth. The book is well organized, and begins with a concise historical overview of urban planning that provides the back-story to the practice of contemporary urban design. Following a strong discussion of urban planning theory and practice, Walters and Brown move into an investigation of five case study projects conducted in North and South Carolina. The animated text accompanies a healthy portion of design drawings, diagrams and photographs. The 53 color plates provide dynamic examples of large area plans, street sections, renderings and perspectives. "Design First" is a true designer's tool, to be worn at the edges and referenced often.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Liedstrand on January 31, 2005
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Although I work regularly in the design of cities, I found this work wordy and largely unreadable. If there are kernals of wisdom about the design of cities in it, they are well-hidden. The text goes on and on for many pages of small type without giving meaningful hints about how to design a good city. Perhaps the book would have been helpful if the authors had distilled it to perhaps 20% of its present length and illustrated any kernals of wisdom they have with good images. Due to its present form, I couldn't make myself read it through.
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Z. XU on March 20, 2006
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I really hard to read this book, and also it very hard to get some technique to design a real community. even though it has a n.....ice cover.
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