Practical Application of Integrative Rules and Principles of Urban Design: Lessons Learned From the Past

Hossein Bahrainy
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Iran

Ameneh Bakhtiar
Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

Series: Urban Development and Infrastructure
BISAC: SOC026030



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Questions have been increasingly raised by academicians, theorists, and professionals concerning the essence, legitimacy, knowledge base and content and especially methods of inquiry of urban design. These questions were dealt with in an original study for almost four decades, the preliminary results, which were published under the title Toward an Integrative Theory of Urban Design (Bahrainy and Bakhtiar, Springer, 2016). The author’s premise in that work was that because urban design is a complex and multifaceted field, the most useful theories and methods are ones that are integrative (e.g. substantive: urban space and activities; as well as procedural: integrative rules and principles: artistic-intuitive and scientific-rational). The main purpose of this book is to introduce an integrative method of inquiry for urban design through illustrating the practical application of the proposed urban design rules and principles.

The authors believe this collection will be a great contribution to the understanding and application of the integrative urban design theory and, particularly, its practical rules and principles. This synthesis of theory and practice is expected to prepare thoughtful practitioners in urban design, and therefore, will be of great interest to the professionals, as well as academicians and also the students of urban design, urban planning, architecture, and the art fields.
(Imprint: Nova)



Chapter 1. Why Integrative?

Chapter 2. Formulating the Integrative Language of Urban Design

Chapter 3. Integrative Rules and Principles of Urban Design—Conceptual Implications

Chapter 4. Theory-Practice Relation in Urban Design

Chapter 5. Practical Application of the Integrative Urban Design Rules and Principles: Lessons Learned From the Past




- Academicians and students in architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture and arts,
- Professionals, consulting firms, city managers

Urban design theory, urban design practice, implementation, integrative principles, Isfahan

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