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Urban Ecological Design.
A Process for Regenerative Places

Danilo Palazzo and Frederick Steiner

Published by Island Press, 2012 | ISBN 9781597268295

Urban Ecological Design presents an interdisciplinary method of transforming urban spaces that considers issues of ecology and sustainability alongside urban form. Rather than offer a prescriptive approach, the authors describe a "process model" that has been developed and tested over time. They illustrate the different stages of the desing process using theories, techniques, images, and case studies that will inform any urban design project. 

"As the purposes of the book we seek not to define the field of urban design but, rather, to present an interdisciplinary process. Our goal is not to explain how to design a specific city precinct of public space but to describe steps to help transfom these spaces into inviting and sustainable urban places. We propose a process for urban design called the not-only-one-solution process."

From the book's Introduction

"In this landmark book, Palazzo and Steiner outline a straighforward process for incorporating urban ecology into the design of cities, towns, and regions. They represent clear principles and practices that the next generation of urban designers can use to build greener, more livable cities and regions."

An advance praise from Robert D. Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association, and Professor of Practice, University of Pennsylvania. 


• List of Illustrations
• Acknowledgments

Barbara Faga, Executive Vice President, AECOM

1. Processes
2. Prerequisites
3. Knowledge
4. Synthesis
5. Options
6. Dialogues
7. Master Plan
8. Presentation
9. Details
10. Implementation
11. Conclusion

• Bibliography
• Index

Danilo Palazzo is Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. His books include Sulle spalle dei giganti (Franco Angeli, 1997), Transforming the Places of Production (Olivares, 2002 with Fossa, Lane, Pirani), Urban Design (Mondadori Università, 2008). He recently wrote an essay for the Companion to Urban Design (Routledge, 2010).
Frederick R.Steiner is the dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin. He has worked with local, state, and federal agencies on diverse environmental plans and designs. Steiner has published numerous articles and books. His most recent books include Design for a Vulnerable Planet (2011), Planning and Urban Design Standards (Student Edition with Kent Butler, 2007), The Essential Ian McHarg: Writings on Design and Nature (2006), and Human Ecology: Following Nature’s Lead (2002).