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Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems are inextricably coupled and engaged in continuous cycles of mutual influence and response. This book is the first step along the path for rural design to emerge as an important new design discipline. Rural Design: A New Design Discipline establishes the theoretical base for rural design and the importance of looking at connecting issues to create synergy and optimal solutions from a global, national, state, region, and local perspective. To be effective and relevant, this new discipline must be founded on solid research, and practice must be based on data-driven evidence that will result in transformational changes. These directions and others will enable rural design to: help rural communities make land use, architectural, and aesthetic decisions that enhance their quality of life and the environment; connect social, artistic, cultural, technological, and environmental issues that create rural place; promote sustainable economic development for rural communities and improve human, livestock, crop, and ecosystem health; and integrate research and practice across the many disciplines involved in rural issues to meet rural needs, provide new data, and provoke new research questions. Written by a world leading expert in rural design, who is director and founder of the University of Minnesota Center for Rural Design, the book is oriented toward students, academics and design professionals involved with rural design at any level. 㬬 㬬 㬬
Dewey Thorbeck is Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Founder and Director of the Center for Rural Design at the University of Minnesota. A graduate of Yale University, Thorbeck won a Rome Prize Fellowship to the American Academy in Rome. An award-winning architect, he is involved in regional and national projects and published internationally.
Table of Contents
|List of figures||p. ix|
|Foreword: rural design arising||p. xix|
|Rural change||p. 3|
|Rural design: a new way of design thinking||p. 3|
|The Center for Rural Design||p. 8|
|Global issues and impacts||p. 10|
|Rural heritage||p. 13|
|Ancient roots and European origins||p. 13|
|English landscapes and influence on America||p. 18|
|Immigrants' dream||p. 21|
|Buildings for agriculture||p. 34|
|Indigenous people and the land||p. 40|
|Rural character||p. 43|
|Geological forces||p. 43|
|Cultural forces||p. 44|
|Immigration to America||p. 45|
|Landscape patterns||p. 49|
|Rural character defined||p. 50|
|Rural policy||p. 54|
|Forces changing rural landscapes||p. 56|
|Managing forces of change through rural design||p. 57|
|Aesthetic issues||p. 58|
|Contemporary working buildings in rural landscapes||p. 63|
|Form follows function, climate, and place||p. 79|
|Regional vision||p. 81|
|Thinking regionally||p. 83|
|A regional vision||p. 86|
|Regional landscapes||p. 89|
|Regional thinking worldwide||p. 91|
|Regional thinking in Minnesota||p. 105|
|Looking ahead||p. 108|
|Research foundation||p. 111|
|Research issues||p. 112|
|Sustainability challenge||p. 117|
|A new approach to rural issues||p. 120|
|Evidence-based rural design||p. 122|
|Research opportunities||p. 123|
|Social capital||p. 126|
|Rural design strategies||p. 129|
|Building codes||p. 130|
|Rural outreach||p. 134|
|Case studies of the Center for Rural Design||p. 135|
|Interdisciplinary connections||p. 190|
|Rural design and design thinking||p. 191|
|Urban/rural synergy||p. 196|
|Land use and urban/rural edge||p. 198|
|Problems with animal agriculture||p. 199|
|Multifunctional agriculture and land use||p. 202|
|Designing for food supply, food security, and health||p. 205|
|Design economy||p. 206|
|Rural futures||p. 208|
|Connecting the dots||p. 211|
|New design technologies||p. 214|
|Rural design education||p. 215|
|Rural Design Certificate program||p. 216|
|Rural sustainability||p. 218|
|The International Organization for Rural Design||p. 219|
|Global challenges||p. 220|
|Process of discovery||p. 224|
|Integrating buildings and landscapes||p. 227|
|Drawing and rural design||p. 229|
|Shaping rural futures||p. 235|
|Illustration credits||p. 241|
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