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The Evolution of Urban Form
Typology for Planners and Architects
This book provides a fundamental understanding of how physical environments are created, changed, and transformed through ordinary processes over time.
Published by APA Planners Press, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 144 pp.
Quick order code: A64873
Why are so many of our urban environments so resistant to change? Brenda Case Scheer tackles this question in her comprehensive guide for planners, designers, and students concerned with how cities take shape.
This book provides a fundamental understanding of how physical environments are created, changed, and transformed through ordinary processes over time. Most of the built environment adheres to a few physical patterns, or types, that occur over and over. Planners and architects, consciously and unconsciously, refer to building types as they work through urban design problems and regulations.
Suitable for professional planners, architects, urban designers, and students, The Evolution of Urban Form includes practical examples of how typology is critical to analytical, design, and regulatory situations.
About the Author
Brenda Case Scheer, FAICP, is the dean of the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah. Previously she was an associate professor of urban planning at the University of Cincinnati. Scheer received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Rice University. She was a Research Fellow for the Rice Center for Community Design and Research and a Loeb Fellow in Environmental Studies for the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a registered architect in Utah and Ohio and is a certified planner by APA's professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners.