City Landscape - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408011655, 9781483144986

City Landscape

1st Edition

A Contribution to the Council of Europe's European Campaign for Urban Renaissance

Editors: A. B. Grove R. W. Cresswell
eBook ISBN: 9781483144986
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 26th January 1983
Page Count: 208
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City Landscape emerged from the City Landscape Conference held in Bath in 1981. The conference formed a contribution to the Council of Europe's campaign for Urban Renaissance and was organized in association with The Civic Trust, The Landscape Institute, The Royal Town Planning Institute, and The Society of Industrial Artists and Designers. The book is organized into four parts. Part One reviews the changes in urban landscape from early settlements to the establishment of more recent design philosophies, with emphasis on the need to develop the new opportunities now available to us. Part Two, still with strong inference to human aspects, takes the discussion into the fields of aesthetics, nature in the urban environment, and a creative approach to conservation and the establishment of urban woodlands. Part Three is an expression of confidence in modern design in the context of the urban environment, this extending into consideration of imaginative city environments by night. Part Four deals with education, participation, and management in the implementation of City Landscapes. It is hoped that those concerned with the creation and maintenance of open spaces in cities and towns will be inspired by this book in their efforts to achieve high standards of quality in their contribution to the urban environment.

Table of Contents



Conference Organizing Committee



The European Campaign for Urban Renaissance

Part One: The City and Its Landscape

1. Opportunities in City Landscape

2. Greenspace in Cities

Part One Discussion

Part Two: Living in Cities

3. Human Habitat and Aesthetic Values

4. Nature in the Urban Environment

5. Woodland Parks

Part Two Discussion

Part Three: Urban Design Aspects

6. The Design of Urban Space

7. Design of Planting and Paved Areas and Their Role in the City

8. Furnishing the Open Space: Gifts to the Street

9. Lighting the Urban Environment

Part Three Discussion

Part Four: Landscapes for People

10. Education and Participation

11. Case Studies—Burgess Park and Thamesmead

12. Landscape Management and Resources-A Case Study of Munich

Part Four Discussion




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About the Editor

A. B. Grove

R. W. Cresswell

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