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The Landscape Urbanism Reader

The Landscape Urbanism Reader

Princeton Architectural Press

Edited by Charles Waldheim


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With populations decentralizing and cities sprawling ever-outward, twenty-first-century urban planners are challenged by the need to organize not just people but space itself. Hence a new architectural discourse has emerged: landscape urbanism.

In The Landscape Urbanism Reader Charles Waldheimwho is at the forefront of this new movementhas assembled the definitive collection of essays by many of the field's top practitioners. Fourteen essays written by leading figures across a range of disciplines and from around the worldincluding James Corner, Linda Pollak, Alan Berger, Pierre Blanger, Julia Czerniak, and morecapture the origins, the contemporary milieu, and the aspirations of this relatively new field. The Landscape Urbanism Reader is an inspiring signal to the future of city making as well as an indispensablereference for students, teachers, architects, and urban planners.

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Size: 6 x 9 in;
Pages: 288 pp;
200 B/W images
Format: Paperback
Publication: May 2006
ISBN: 9781568984391
ISBN10: 1568984391
Charles Waldheim is the editor of numerous books on landscape urbanism and the associate deanand director of the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Toronto.