Urban design and people

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  • My interest in urban design began in the mid 1950s with Professor McCaughan’s history of planning lectures given in the then Department of Civic Design, University of Liverpool. At those lectures ‘Mac’ made it quite clear that he was a follower of Camillo Sitte, a Viennese architect whose main work dated from the last decade of the nineteenth century.

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  • Urban design is a diffuse and abstract term. It means different things to different people. For those not directly involved in its practice or aware of its effects on their daily lives, it may not mean much, if anything at all. I first heard the term in architecture school, but I didn’t really think much about what it might mean until my schoolmate Jonathan Barnett started using it to describe his aspiration to put together with some of his colleagues a design capability in the New York City government.

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  • In recent years, earthquake damage caused by the massive earthquake that happened in many countries. For example, more than 250,000 people have been killed by the earthquake Haiti January 2010. In addition, more than 15,000 people have been killed by the Japanese Tohoku The earthquake and Japan Tohoku coast was devastated by a large tidal wave March 2011.

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  • Housing of course means homes. To most people this is their most treasured possession. It is not just bricks and mortar or a financial investment; it is a vital part of their life. ‘You mould the building and the building moulds you’ as Winston Churchill is said to have put it. Home is crucial to everybody’s daily well-being. As such it is normally treated with pride, and its character and contents are an extension of their per- sonality. The creation of a home is not therefore just an intellectual design exercise detached from the occupant. It should be their design.

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  • There is a broad consensus about the optimal design features of buildings for people with dementia but the external environment has been neglected until recently. The research on which this book is based was a brave and rare attempt to fill this gap. This makes this book unique and especially important. People with dementia, and others with cognitive impairment, are constantly unnecessarily disabled by incomprehensible environments. We should do all we can to help them remain independent by giving due thought and attention to them.

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  • Water is an essential and basic human need for urban, industrial and agricultural use. While there exists an abundance of fresh water resources is available, its uneven distribution around the globe creates challenges for the sustainable use of this resource. According to World Health Organization in 2011, over 1 billion people lack safe drinking water, approximately 3 billion people lack adequate sanitation, and over 2 million people die annually from water-related diseases.

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  • Part of the San Jose project in which Stefflre Associates, Inc., a market research firm, designed and implemented attitude surveys for the RAND Urban Policy Analysis Group. RAND then analyzed the data. The objectives were to understand and characterize how people in Santa Clara County perceive different living environments and to answer questions about the impact of rapid growth on citizens' attit......

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