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Seeing the better city : how to explore, observe, and improve urban space / Charles R. Wolfe.

By: Wolfe, Charles R.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, 2017Description: xviii, 225 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781610917742 (pbk.); 161091774X (pbk.).Subject(s): City planning | Environment, general | Regional planning | ARCHITECTURE /​ Sustainability &​ Green Design | ARCHITECTURE /​ Urban &​ Land Use PlanningDDC classification: 307.116 WOL Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction: Why Urban Observation Matters: Seeing the Better City 1. How to See City Basics and Universal Patterns 2. Observational Approaches 3. Seeing the City through urban Diaries 4. Documenting Our Personal Cities 5. From Urban Diaries to Policies, Plans, and Politics Conclusion: What the Better City Can Be. Introduction: Why Urban Observation Matters and Tools for Seeing the Better City 2 .Observation Approaches 3. Seeing the City through Urban Diaries 4. Envisioning our Personal Cities
Summary: In order to understand and improve cities today, personal observation remains as important as ever. While big data, digital mapping, and simulated cityscapes are valuable tools for understanding urban space, using them without on-the-ground, human impressions risks creating places that do not reflect authentic local context. 'Seeing the Better City' brings our attention back to the real world right in front of us, focusing it once more on the sights, sounds, and experiences of place in order to craft policies, plans, and regulations to shape better urban environments. Through clear prose and vibrant photographs, Charles Wolfe shows those who experience cities how they might catalogue the influences of Urban form, neighbourhood dynamics, public transportation, and myriad other basic city elements that impact their daily lives. He then shares insights into how they can use those observations to contribute to better planning and design indecisions.
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Introduction: Why Urban Observation Matters: Seeing the Better City
1. How to See City Basics and Universal Patterns
2. Observational Approaches
3. Seeing the City through urban Diaries
4. Documenting Our Personal Cities
5. From Urban Diaries to Policies, Plans, and Politics
Conclusion: What the Better City Can Be.
Introduction: Why Urban Observation Matters and Tools for Seeing the Better City
2 .Observation Approaches
3. Seeing the City through Urban Diaries
4. Envisioning our Personal Cities


In order to understand and improve cities today, personal observation remains as important as ever. While big data, digital mapping, and simulated cityscapes are valuable tools for understanding urban space, using them without on-the-ground, human impressions risks creating places that do not reflect authentic local context. 'Seeing the Better City' brings our attention back to the real world right in front of us, focusing it once more on the sights, sounds, and experiences of place in order to craft policies, plans, and regulations to shape better urban environments. Through clear prose and vibrant photographs, Charles Wolfe shows those who experience cities how they might catalogue the influences of Urban form, neighbourhood dynamics, public transportation, and myriad other basic city elements that impact their daily lives. He then shares insights into how they can use those observations to contribute to better planning and design indecisions.

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