Edited by Douglas Kelbaugh and Kit Krankel McCullough, the essays probe such issues as community, social equity, design theory, technology, and globalism. Urban design continues to grow and mature as a field of study, research, and professional endeavor. Writing Urbanism's is broad and comprehensive in its scope. Combining essays from both practice and academia, Writing Urbanism includes some of the most significant texts on urban design from the last two decades, a period of transformational growth in the field and exponential growth in the metropolis. By assembling a range of voices across different institutions and generations, Writing Urbanism offers a multifaceted portrait of urban design today. Scholars, students, and design professionals alike should find this collection to be a useful resource for understanding this increasingly important design field and for insights into the forces that shape the city itself.
January 1, 2008