Urban Design 59 – July 1996

Books on Urban Design


Nolli's Plan of Rome used extensively in Urban Design texts

News & Events

Millennium Strategies 4

Regional News

City Lights

Safe but Civilised 5

Landscape and Urban Quality

Strangely Familiar Conference 6

The Integrated Metropolis Symposium 7

HuddersfieldCompetition 8

South Bank Workshop 9

Annual General Meeting 10



The New Village 12
John Brouwer

Rural Settlements: A Scottish Perspective
John Moir and David Rice 15

Topic / Books on Urban Design

Introduction 18
Bob Jarvis

American Neo-Traditionalism and Suburban Design 19
John Punter

• Roger Evans-A City is Not a Tree 22

An Urban Design Canon 23
Tony Lloyd-Jones and Marion Roberts

• Derek Abbott - Cities in Evolution 25

Must Objectivity be Dull 25
Chris Smith

• Tim Catchpole - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 27

Ian Nairn: The Missing Art of Townscape 27
Graham King

• Sebastian Loew - The Planning of a New Town 29

Architecture on the Bookstalls 29
Giles Worsley

• Marion Roberts-The Country and the City 31

The Comix World of Mister X 31
Michael Crilly

• Alan Simpson - Urban Design in Action 33

Dealing with Texts 34
Peter Inch

Tailpiece 35
Bob Jarvis

Details of Contributors to this issue 35

Book Reviews

Reviews by Helen Webster and Peter Howard, Derek Abbott, 36

Tony Lloyd-Jones, Annabel Downs, Jon Rowland and John Billingham

Practice Profiles

David Lock Associates 40

Urban Design Futures 42

Practice and Education Index 44

Endpiece 47

Songs About Towns
Joe Holyoak

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