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Brian McGrath is an Associate Professor of Urban Design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. He taught at Columbia University in the Urban Design Studios for 15 years in a programme that grew 500% in student population between 1991 and 2005. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Thailand in 1998/99. He is currently a co-investigator on an interdisciplinary team on the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, a Long Term Ecological Research project where he coordinates a working group linking science research, public policy and design. McGrath has authored and contributed to many books and journals, he also teaches and lectures internationally.
Table of Contents
From the Architecture of the City to Metropolitan Architecture
The Architecture of the City
Colin Rowe and Fred Koetter
Cities Within the City
Oswald Mathias Ungers
Chicago à la Carte
Life in the Metropolis or The Culture of Congestion
The Making of Hong Kong
Barrie Shelton, Justyna Karakiewicz and Thomas Kvan
Megalopolis: The Nature of Sprawl
The Territory of Architecture
Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies
Learning From Las Vegas
Steven Izenour, Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi
An Urbanism of Reform
Mega Urban Ecologies
Sharon Haar and Victoria Marshall
Ecology of the City: A Perspective from Science
Steward TA Pickett
People as Infrastructure: Intersecting Fragments in Johannesburg
Bangkok: The Architecture of Three Ecologies
Sustainable Megacity Visions from São Paulo
Frugality and Urban Life
Design, Sustainability and the Global City
Christian Hubert and Ioanna Theocharopoulou
The Meta city
The Manhattan Transcripts
The Fragmented Metropolis
David Grahame Shane
Designing Ecological Heterogeneity
The Elementary City
Made in Tokyo
Momoyo Kaijima, Junzo Kuroda, Yoshiharu Tsunamoro