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Toward an Integrative Theory of Urban Design

  • Hossein Bahrainy
  • Ameneh Bakhtiar

Part of the University of Tehran Science and Humanities Series book series (UTSHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hossein Bahrainy, Ameneh Bakhtiar
    Pages 1-3
  3. Hossein Bahrainy, Ameneh Bakhtiar
    Pages 5-28
  4. Hossein Bahrainy, Ameneh Bakhtiar
    Pages 29-38
  5. Hossein Bahrainy, Ameneh Bakhtiar
    Pages 39-49
  6. Hossein Bahrainy, Ameneh Bakhtiar
    Pages 51-85
  7. Hossein Bahrainy, Ameneh Bakhtiar
    Pages 87-88
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 89-113

About this book

Introduction

This book takes a bold epistemological approach to address the fundamental questions that urban design has faced since its inception – questions concerning its legitimacy, definition, nature, content, purpose, theory, methods, jurisdiction and above all its knowledge base. The appropriate level of urban design – global or local – is another critical and emerging question discussed. At the end, an integrative theory of urban design is introduced, on the basis of which a set of principles is developed for application by practicing urban designers. These principles are presented at three essential levels: general, global and local-Iranian. Toward an Integrative Theory of Urban Design is intended to dispel many of the ambiguities still troubling urban design as a discipline and profession.

Keywords

Design Principles Global-Local Integrative Theory Urban Design Urban Design Language Urban Design Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Hossein Bahrainy
    • 1
  • Ameneh Bakhtiar
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Fne ArtsUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  2. 2.University of ArtsIsfahanIran

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32665-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32663-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32665-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-1092
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-1106
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