URBAN DESIGN Journal Issue

URBAN DESIGN 55 Summer 1995



Photograph: The Thames
Halcrow Fox Associates

News and Events 4

Leader Judith Ryser 4

DOE Quality in Urban Design

New Courses 5

The Millenium Debate

llford Town Centre 6

Trafalgar Square7

Obituary: Keith Ingham 8


Annual General Meeting 9
Chairman's Report
Treasurer's Report

Research and Teaching in Urban Design 11
John Billingham reports on the Manchester Conference


Foundation or Institution? The Urban Design Future 12
Philip Stringer argues that we now need an institution to improve the public realm

Urban Design in the Age of Unreason 14
Kelvin Campbell responds to Philip Stringer's article concerning holism


Book Reviews 16

  • Books on The Invisible in Architecture, The New European Landscape,
  • Urban Regeneration, Earth to Spirit, Place and Local Identity, Modernity
  • in Housing and Street Trams reviewed by Peter Luck, Derek Abbott, John
  • Billingham, Barry Fineberg, Roger Evans and Tim Catchpole
  • The book reviews continue on page 38.

Topic / Waterfronts
Tim Catchpole introduces the topic for this issue 18

UKWaterside Developments 19
Nick Falk examines achievements in the UK and considers lessons from BristolDocks, Exeter Riverside and Cardiff Bay

ThamesStrategy 24
Michael Lowe describe the opportunities for improving the Thames environment and the design concepts contained in the recent DOE report

A Landscape Strategy 29
Kim Wilkie summarises the objectives and proposals that were included in this report covering the landscape between Hampton and Kew

Urban Development Corporations
The work of three UDCs involving examples of waterfront development is included in this issue

  • LondonDocklands 32
  • Merseyside 34
  • Plymouth36

Practice Profiles
Landscape Design Associates

Practice and Education Index 44


Bob Jarvis describes a Strange Paradise