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Design Review : Challenging Urban Aesthetic Control

Challenging Urban Aesthetic Control

Paperback Published: December 2009
ISBN: 9780412991615
Number Of Pages: 219

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Though aesthetic legislation is now common practice in most cities and jurisdictions, the architecture literature has failed to address the issues and problems in this area. This volume corrects this omission by offering guidelines on creating and administering a design review programme. Covering the latest developments in the widespread pracice of design review, this volume should benefit architects, urban planners and policymakers, land use attorneys, and historic preservation professionals who must create, apply, or participate in design regulation. This book should be of interest to professional architects; urban planners; construction designers; and civil engineers.

Introduction: The Debate on Design Reviewp. 1
Democracy and Designp. 13
Reviewing New Design in Historic Districtsp. 20
Can the Process of Architectural Design Review Withstand Legal Scrutiny?p. 31
The Abuse of Discretionary Powerp. 42
Design Review and Conservation in England: Historical Development and Contemporary Relationshipsp. 51
Design Review from the Insidep. 62
Discovering Suburban Values through Design Reviewp. 75
Design Review Comes to Phoenixp. 85
Santa Fe Styles and Townscapes: The Search for Authenticityp. 95
Transforming Suburbia: The Case Study of Bellevue, Washingtonp. 111
Discretionary Design Review: Shaping Downtown Cincinnatip. 119
The New England Life: Design Review in Bostonp. 133
Place-Making and Design Reviewp. 147
Carbuncles, Columns, and Pyramids: Lay and Expert Evaluations of Contextual Design Strategiesp. 156
Local Architectural Language and Contextualismp. 165
Disciplinary Society and the Myth of Aesthetic Justicep. 175
Private Design Review in Edge Cityp. 187
Battery Park City: An American Dream of Urbanismp. 197
Epiloguep. 210
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780412991615
ISBN-10: 0412991616
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: December 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.38 x 17.86  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.45