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Transect Urbanism Synopsis

Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology is the definitive reference on the Rural-to-Urban Transect, a compilation of the most important essays, diagrams, and images on the subject. It provides historical, practical, and theoretical insights into one of the most effective urban planning methodologies developed in the 20th Century. The Transect is a unifying theory, serving as a framework for the various fields of urban design. The editors selected the most important previously published essays and commissioned preeminent academics and professionals to write on the use of the Transect in their areas of expertise, including retail, zoning, thoroughfare design, environmental sustainability, and philosophy. As diagrams and drawings are essential to the understanding and use of the Transect, this book also contains the most complete collection of Transect images ever published. Transect Urbanism will serve as a primary reference source for academics, students, and practitioners interested in creating great places.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781951541019
Publication date: 9th November 2020
Author: Andres Duany, Brian Falk, Sandy Sorlien
Publisher: ORO Applied Research + Design an imprint of Oro Editions
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 284 pages
Categories: Theory of architecture, Reference works,

About Andres Duany, Brian Falk, Sandy Sorlien

Andres Duany, architect, urban designer, planner and author, has influenced urban planners and designers worldwide, redirected government policies in the U.S. and abroad, and produced plans for hundreds of new and renewed communities. He was the principal author of the SmartCode and co-author of several books, including Suburban Nation: the Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, The Smart Growth Manual, and The New Civic Art. Brian Falk is Director of the Center for Applied Transect Studies, which supports interdisciplinary research and publication for the design, coding, and building of Transect-based communities. He was a contributing ...

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