Contemporary Urban Design Thinking

The Australian Approach

  • Rob Roggema

Part of the Contemporary Urban Design Thinking book series (CUDT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Rob Roggema
    Pages 1-10
  3. Roderick Simpson, Rob Roggema
    Pages 39-70
  4. Peter Bishop
    Pages 71-93
  5. Gerard Reinmuth
    Pages 95-117
  6. Hugh Gardner, Georgia Vitale
    Pages 133-147
  7. Barbara Schaffer
    Pages 149-168
  8. Andy van den Dobbelsteen
    Pages 169-196
  9. Rob Roggema
    Pages 213-221
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 223-228

About this book


This book is oriented on cities and their role in society, from the public places created in cities to the visionary and more abstract views on large scale developments. The chapter authors argue, each in their own way, how urban design can produce an answer to these questions.   Furthermore, detailed insights are given into how current designers, architects, urbanists and landscape architects deal with the contemporary urban problems of our time: climate change, migration, resiliency, politics, environmental change

This book includes chapters from leading thinkers in urban design, city development and landscape urbanism fields. The authors have included the most recent insights in urbanism ensuring that this book provides a state-of-the -art text which is both actual and timely.


Resilient cities and spatial planning Climate change impacts Architecture and design planning Urbanism and urban design Urban design practices

Editors and affiliations

  • Rob Roggema
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Design Architecture BuildingUniversity of Technology SydneyBroadwayAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91949-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91950-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8404
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8412
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