Urban Coding and Planning

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-04-06
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Urban codes have a profound influence on urban form, affecting the design and placement of buildings, frontages, public spaces and street layouts. Historically, their use, in conjunction with master plans, has led to some of our best-loved urban environments, while recent advances in coding have been a centre of attention, particularly in Britain and North America. However, neither the role nor the potential of codes is wholly understood. In Urban Coding and Planning, Stephen Marshall and his contributors investigate the nature and scope of coding; its purposes; the kinds of environments it creates; and, perhaps most importantly, its relationship to planning. By examining historical and ongoing traditions of coding from around the world a " with chapters describing examples from the United Kingdom, France, India, China, Japan, Australia, South Africa, the United States and Latin America a " this book provides lessons for todaya (TM)s theory and practice of place-making.

Author Biography

Stephen Marshall is Senior Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.

Table of Contents

The Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
A Chronicle of Urban Codes in Pre-Industrial London's Streets and Squaresp. 14
The Controlling Urban Code of Enlightenment Scotlandp. 33
The Ideal and the Real: Urban Codes in the Spanish-American Lettered Cityp. 59
Paradigms for Design: the Vastu Vidya Codes of Indiap. 83
Prescribing the Ideal City: Building Codes and Planning Principles in Beijingp. 101
Machizukuri and Urban Codes in Historical and Contemporary Kyotop. 120
Adelaide's Urban Design: Pendular Swings in Concepts and Codesp. 136
Coding in the French Planning System: From Building Line to Morphological Zoningp. 158
Coding as 'Bottom-Up' Planning: Developing a New African Urbanismp. 180
How Codes Shaped Development in the United States, and Why They Should Be Changedp. 201
Conclusionsp. 227
Bibliographyp. 244
Indexp. 255
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