The Nature of Urban Design (Hardcover)
A New York Perspective on Resilience
Island Press, 9781610913805, 264pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2013
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Washburn draws heavily on his experience within the New York City planning system while highlighting forward-thinking developments in cities around the world. He grounds his book in the realities of political and financial challenges that hasten or hinder even the most beautiful designs. By discussing projects like the High Line and the Harlem Children's Zone as well as examples from Seoul to Singapore, he explores the nuances of the urban design process while emphasizing the importance of individuals with the drive to make a difference in their city.
Throughout the book, Washburn shows how a well-designed city can be the most efficient, equitable, safe, and enriching place on earth. The Nature of Urban Design provides a framework for participating in the process of change and will inspire and inform anyone who cares about cities.
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Praise For The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience…
— New York Times
— New York Times Book Review
— Publishers Weekly
— ASLA's The Dirt blog
— Urban Review STL
— Can't Catch My Breath
— Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning & Design, Harvard Univ. Graduate School of Design
— Enrique Peñalosa, President of the Board, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy of New York
— Journal of Urban Design