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The Urban Masterplanning Handbook
Eric Firley, co-author of the companion Urban
Towers and Urban Housing Handbooks is an architect
and urban designer. Currently Assistant Professor at
the University of Miami School of Architecture.
Intelligent Cities: Urban Design in the Information Age
Paul Reynolds is current Chair of the UDG Executive
Committee and a Chartered Landscape Architect
and Urban Designer with Atkins, where he leads on
regeneration, masterplanning and the public realm.
Smart Cities, the Collaborative Economy
Karl Baker is currently a researcher at LSE Cities
focusing on city based low carbon policies as part
of the Economics of Green Cities Project. Formerly
a policy advisor at New Zealand's Ministry of
Global cities, local growth and the ghost in the machine
Rick Robinson is an Executive Architect (IT) at IBM,
responsible for the development and delivery of
Smarter City solutions for IBM customers in the UK
and Europe. He holds a PhD in the physics of
superconducting devices from the University of
Birmingham and is a visiting Research Fellow at
WMG at the University of Warwick
Design coding: diffusion of practice in England
Matthew Carmona is Professor of Planning and
Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning,
UCL. His research has focused on the policy
context for improving the quality of the built and
| Mixed Streets: The evolution of suburban town|
centres - questioning the narrative of historical
decline. Introduced by Matthew Carmona.
| Dr Sam Griffiths is Lecturer in Urban Morphology|
and Spatial Theory at the Bartlett School of
Graduate Studies, UCL and Course Director MSc
Advanced Architectural Studies. His research has
focused on the evolving relationship between
urban form and social activity.
| High Street 2012: A detailed account of the|
management of a series of projects linking Aldgate
in the City of London, with the site of the Olympics
Formerly with the Mayor's Architecture and
Urbanism Unit, Paul Harper has been involved with
the 100 Spaces Project, the Great Spaces Project,
London's Great Outdoors (public space improvements)
and latterly led on Design for London's 'High Street
Aspects of the cultural context, preparation and
impact of the book explored by one of the authors,
Professor Ian Bentley
| Ian Bentley is Emeritus Professor at the Joint|
Centre for Urban Design at Oxford Brookes
University. He has a background in architecture
and property development. In addition to
Responsive Environments he authored Urban
Transformations (1999) and, with Georgia Butina-
Watson, Identity by Design (2007)
Urban Design Practice. An International Review.
An outline introduction to the book by the editor
Dr Sebastian Loew.
Sebastian is a town planning and urban design
consultant and former lecturer with the University
of Westminster. He has extensive experience of
urban design education and practice in a European
and international context.
Urban Design Practice. An International Review.
A case study from Riedberg, Frankfurt am Main.
| Katja Stille is an Associate at Tibbalds Planning and|
Urban Design. In the past she has undertaken
research comparing the German and English
planning systems to inform a UK government study
into the use and practicality of design codes. At
Tibbalds she is involved in a range of projects
including masterplanning and design guidance.
|The National Conference on Urban Design.|| |
An introduction from Paul Reynolds, Chair of the
Urban Design Group and Louise Thomas, co-editor
of Urban Design
| The Value of Urban Design: Market Trends.|
A migration from derivatives to direct investment,
from equities to commodities, from capital growth to
income and from office to residential development.
| Yolande Barnes is responsible for the Residential|
Research team at Savills, having pioneered
research in the residential sector and Placemaking,
latterly comparing global cities.
| The Value of Urban Design: A Developer's View.|
Markets and 'externalities'. The importance of non
| Chris Brown is Chief Executive of igloo Regeneration|
Development Team, Director of Isis Waterside
Regeneration and Blueprint, an igloo public/private
partnership with the HCA.
|The Value of Urban Design: Theory, Practice, Politics.|| Meredith Evans manages a planning and urban|
design consultancy having formerly been Corporate
Director in local government.
| Imaging Change, Changing Imaginations: The|
instrumentalisation of images in the revision of
social and spatial identity at the Elephant and Castle
| Abigail Batchelor is an architect with a masters in|
Urbanisation from the LSE. An Associate at
S333 Architecture + Urbanism Ltd and an
independent researcher focusing on the cultural
importance of place and large-scale redevelopment,
she is currently researching urban family housing
for CPRE London
Retrofitting cities to manage surface water
| Paul Shaffer is an Honorary Research Fellow with|
the Pennine Water Group (Bradford and Sheffield
Universities) and an Associate with the Construction
Industry Research and lnformation Service (ciria),
specialising in sustainable water management.
The underlying conception and further development
of a carbon tool to be used during a masterplanning
process, with reference to practical application in
Madurai and Mysore.
| Paul Fraser is Principal Urban Designer and|
Chartered Landscape Architect at the multi
disciplinary practice Atkins, with project experience
in the uk and overseas.
Sustainability Appraisal for Land Development
A pre-design site assessment tool.
| Bruce Calton is Group Director and Luan Deda, |
Senior Urban Designer at the award winning
international architecture, urban design,town
planning and interior design practice, Scott
Brownrigg. SALD has been developed by the
Practice's Design Research Unit.
| Open for Play: An introduction to the topic of|
playful spaces and child-friendly neighbourhoods.
| Tim Gill is a writer, independent researcher and|
consultant with an interest in children's
relationships with the people and places around
them. His book, No Fear: Growing up in a risk
averse society was published in 2007.
| Exploring Boundaries: New directions in the design|
of space for children's play.
| Paige Johnson is a nanotechnology researcher at|
the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma. With an MA
in Garden History she also manages the popular
blog 'playscapes', which successfully challenges
| New Deal for Communities London EC1|
The transformation of a wide array of public spaces
| Liz Kessler is an urban design consultant and |
former Public Space Coordinator for this award
winning project comprising more than forty five
schemes of environmental improvements.
| Innovative thinking in design for play: |
A Landscape Design Update on the North Park
Hub play scheme for the Queen Elizabeth II Park,
Stratford East London (formerly the Olympic Park).
Jennette Emery-Wallace is an award winning
landscape architect and Principal at Land Use
Consultants (LUC). Responsible for numerous
Heritage Lottery Fund conservation projects,
strategic masterplanning for World Heritage sites
and the lead designer for the Princess of Wales
play space in Kensington Gardens London.
| The Olympic Park London 2012: |
The urban context and long term legacy.
A Landscape Institute presentation.
| Andrew Harland is a landscape architect and |
Senior Partner with LDA Design in London,
specialising in green space strategy, urban park
planning, design and management.
| The Olympic Park London 2012:|
Detailed design and management.
A Landscape Institute presentation.
| Neil Mattinson is a landscape architect,|
environmental planner and Senior Partner with
LDA Design, specialising in the public realm,
commercial, residential and leisure sectors.
| Re-imagining Garden Cities for the 21st Century.|| Kate Henderson is Chief Executive of the Town and|
Country Planning Association, a campaigning
charity that puts social justice and the
environment at the heart of the debate about
planning policy, housing and climate change.
| Lifetime Communities: The design challenges|
presented by an ageing population.
| Andy von Bradsky is Chairman of PRP Architects,|
one of the UK's largest multi-disciplinary practices
with overseas offices in Abu Dhabi, China and
Moscow. The lecture reflects his interest in research
and development, and includes reference to a
number of innovative projects in the uk and abroad.
| Temporary urbanism: An introduction.|| Irena Bauman is Professor of Sustainable |
Development at the University of Sheffield, a
Director at Bauman Lyons Architects and Chair of a
Regional Design Review Panel
| The Evening and Night-time Economy.|| Marion Roberts is a qualified Architect and|
Professor of Urban Design at the University of
Westminster. Author and co-author of numerous
books, active in research, with particular interest in
social issues, cultural regeneration, housing, public
art and street design.
| Biophilia Explained|| Duncan Ecob is Head of Urban Design and|
Masterplanning at Devereux Architects, with a focus
on regeneration, masterplanning and timely design
intervention in both uk and overseas projects.
| University Campus Planning Projects in India.|| Darshana Gothi Chauhan is currently project leader|
(urban design) for a new neighbourhood in Bhopal,
India, Urban Design Consultant with Urban
Initiatives and Chapter Development Manager with
the International Network for Traditional Building,
Architecture and Urbanism
An evening with Christopher Alexander.
| Prof Alexander is a renowned theoretician and|
practitioner of architecture. Works Include: Notes
on the Synthesis of Form, A City is not a Tree, A
Pattern Language, The Timeless Way of Building and
A New Theory of Urban Design.
An evening with Christopher Alexander.
| The processes underlying the implementation of the|
Eishin campus, Japan, contrasted with the current,
dominant approach toward development and the
potentially corrosive consequences of the latter.
|Contributors and Topics|
Jon Akers Coyle. Gillespies. St Giles Circus : Christopher Alexander i : Christopher Alexander ii The Eishin Campus : Bob Allies. Allies and Morrison. The London 2012 Olympic Park : Kathryn Anderson. Barton Willmore. The EcoCite Project : Andrew Armes. The suburbs : Charlie Baker. URBED. Temple Quay 2 Bristol : Ross Ballard. Gross Max. Windrush Square : Yolande Barnes. Savills. Market trends : Abigail Batchelor. S333. Imaging Change, Changing Imaginations : Irena Bauman. University of Sheffield. Temporary urbanism introduced : Peter Beard. Landroom. Rainham to the Thames : Helen Beck. Paying for Parks : Andrew Beharrell. PTE. A zero carbon project : Patrick Bellew. Atelier Ten. The genius of nature : Mike Biddulph. Cardiff University. The use of residential streets : Monika Bik. Broadway Malyan. Contextual master-planning in middle east and Africa : Peter Bishop. Urban designers day, Palestra : Jonathan Bore. Urban Initiatives. Birmingham, a Big City Plan : Henk J M Bouwman. HKB. Language, history, greenspace : Andy von Bradsky. prp architects. Lifetime communities : Joyce Bridges. Cabe Built Environment Expert. Conservation and urban design : Richard Broome. Outerspace. Kingston market Place : Adam Brown. Landolt and Brown. Tottenham high road : Chris Brown. igloo regeneration. A developer's view : Victor Callister. City of London. St Paul's Environs :Kelvin Campbell. Urban Initiatives. Scotswood Newcastle, masterplan : Kelvin Campbell. Urban Initiatives. Smart Urbanism : Kelvin Campbell. Urban Initiatives. Exploring Birmingham : Bruce Calton. Scott Brownrigg. Sustainability Appraisal for land development : Matthew Carmona. UCL. Spatial Planning by design : Matthew Carmona. UCL. Capital Spaces : Majora Carter. MCG. A sustainable South Bronx : Joanne Cave. David Lock Associates. High streets : Darshana Gothi Chauhan. Urban Initiatives. University campus projects in India : Dominic Church. Architect Planner, German Sustainable Building Council. Building for Life : Rob Cowan uds. An introduction to urban design. : Rob Cowan. uds. From shopping to masterplanning : Rob Cowan. uds. Design and Access Statements : Rob Cowan. uds. Masterplanning : Rob Cowan. uds. Language and urban design : iii Elizabeth Cox. New Economics Foundations. Reimagining high streets : John Dales. Urban Initiatives. Planning Policies : John Deffenbaugh. Masterplanning : Michel Deronzier. Shared space in Chambery : Dr Jake Desyllas. Intelligent Space. Pedestrian movement analysis : Hank Dittmar. The Prince's Foundation. Directed and undirected urban change : Danny Dorling. Sheffield University. Understanding statistics of inequality : Neil Double. LDF Core Strategy : Duncan Ecob. Devereux Architects. Biophilia explained : Alex Ely. Mae Architects. Development process, roles and responsibilities : Jennette Emery-Wallace. Land Use Consultants. London 2012 legacy, north park hub : Meredith Evans. Consultant. Theory, practice, politics : Roger Evans. REAL. Town centre design : Roger Evans. REAL. Design coding explored : Dr Nicholas Falk. urbed. Design in London's suburbs : Sir Terry Farrell. TFP Farrells. The place as client : Terry Farrell. TFP Farrells. Pro-active planning and conservation : George Ferguson. PPRIBA. Urban design for our time : Lisa Fior. muf architecture and art. Barking town square : Eric Firley. Author the Urban Housing Handbook : Rachel Fisher. Design Council. Relocating CABE : Hayley Fitchett. Optimum densities? : Julie Fleck. Accessible housing in London : David Foster. The funding of open space : Paul Fraser. Atkins. Carbon calculator for masterplanning : Tim Gill. Consultant. Child friendly spaces : Tim Gill. Consultant. Rethinking play space : Jeremy Grint. Barking town square : Tim Hagyard. Collaboration in urban planning : Chris Hall. GVA Grimley. Reinventing coastal towns : Patrick Hammill. Levitt Bernstein Architects. Inclusion in the design process : Ben Hamilton-Baillie : John Hare. Miller Hare. London's view management framework : Andrew Harland. LDA Design. London 2012 Olympic Park Legacy : Mike Hayes. Seaspace. Coastal regeneration : Peter Heath. Atkins. World Squares for all i : Peter Heath. Atkins. World Squares for all ii : Joseph Heathcott. LSE. Anthropology and Urban Design : Kate Henderson. tcpa. Re-imagining garden cities : Daniel Hill. Urban Initiatives. Urban form : Daniel Hill. Urban Initiatives. Large scale versus fine grain : Jonathan Hill. Scott Brownrigg. East street Farnham : Bill Hillier. Space Syntax. Discussing crime and design : Tom Holbrook. 5th Studio. The Fatwalk : Geoffrey Holland. Design at appeal : Joe Holyoak. Architect. Birmingham : John Hopkins. London 2012. Evolving ideas for public realm : Dr Tristram Hunt. London, beauty, space : Walter Jack. Public art : John Jenkins. Haverstock Associates, Architects. Creating excellent secondary schools : John Jenkins. Haverstock Associates. Design of schools and pedagogy : Paige Johnson. University of Tulsa. New directions for children's play : Phil Jones. Manual for Streets : Phil Jones. Shared Space : Didier Joseph-Francois. Urban design conservation projects in France : Yo Kaminagai. Transport interchange design : Liz Kessler. Urban design consultant. New deal for communities : Nico Kienzl. Atelier Ten. Restoring Mies van der Rohe's S R Crown Hall : Martin Knuijit. okra. West Croydon : Karl Kropf. Studio REAL. Urban morphology : Esther Kurland. Urban Design London. Design and Access Statements : Oliver Lee. Landscape Partnerships. Deptford : Jaime Lerner. A city as a solution : Julian Lewis. East Architecture. Sutton high street : Sebastian Loew. University of Westminster. Urban design education : Tom Lonsdale. Camlin Lonsdale. Meaning in the landscape : Michael Lowndes. Design at Appeal : Tony Lloyd-Jones. University of Westminster. Masterplan. Kaduna Nigeria : Claudia Lynch. Lynch Architects. Abbey Green : Richard MacCormac. MJP Architects. Developing a density toolkit : Richard MacCormac. MJP Architects. Density, typology and place : Pasqual Maragall. Lessons from Barcellona : / Neil Mattinson. LDA Design. London 2012 Olympic Park : Bally Meeda. Urban Graphics. Graphics in urban design : Emma Marchant. Atelier Ten. The genius of nature : Conor McKee. RTKL. Masterplanning, Blackpool : Stephanie Mills. Cite Design Ltd. Innovation in the urban planning process. : Hans Monderman : Sophie Morton. Planning Policies : Peter Owens. Colour Urban Design. Learning and teaching environments : Ed Parham. UCL. Space Syntax Analysis : Christos Passas. Zaha Hadid Architects. Eleftheria Square. Nicosia : Sheila Peace. Open University. Intergenerational use of public space : Elizabeth Pearson. Architect. Building Schools for the Future : Tim Pharoah. Consultant. Transport interchanges : Tim Pharoah. Consultant. Traffic calming : Neil Porter. Gustafson Porter. Woolwich Squares : Andy C Pratt. LSE. The creative cities movement : Richard Reid. Clearwater : Mark Ridler. bdp lighting. Lighting up the public realm : Mark Ridler. bdp lighting. Lighting places for people : Marion Roberts. University of Westminster. Designing the night time city : Marion Roberts. University of Westminster. The evening and night-time economy : Dan Robertson. Equality Works. Inclusive design for housing : Dickon Robinson. Building Futures. The end of density : Richard Rogers on beauty : Jon Rowland. Temple Quay 2 Bristol : / Sarah Rubenstein. Dixon Jones. Exhibition Road : Deborah Saunt. DSDHA. The design of schools : Deborah Saunt. DSDHA. Waterloo Square : Bridget Sawyer. The role of the Architecture Centre Network : Karl Sharro. A fresh perspective on modernism : Barry Shaw. Architect. From design guides to exemplar programmes : Rob Shaw. Climate change adaptation by design : Wendy Shillam. Shillam and Smith Architecture. 'Eco-Town' or 'Any-Town' : Stephanie Shuttes. Scape Design. King Street : Richard Simmons. Urban designers day : Philip Singleton. City planning in Birmingham : Tom Smith. Aecom. A high steet : Quintin Stevens. Freedom is messy : Paul Stoller. Atelier Ten. Restoring SR Crown Hall : Neil Swanson. Landscape Projects. Canning Town : Peter Swift. Planet-ie. St Petersfield public realm framework : June Taylor. UCL. Sintropher project : Louise Thomas. Urban design as unresponsive environments : John Thorpe. Architect. A city region :Penelope Tollitt. LB Kensignton & Chelsea. The illusion of illustration : Jack Warshaw. Conservation Architecture and Planning. Excoriating the Eco : Eric Watson. Broadway Malyan. Exploring context : David West. Studio Egret West. Bromley North Village : Lindsey Whitelaw. Consultant. Shared Space : Marcus Wilshere. Urban Initiatives. The Risk Register & public consultation : Marcus Wilshere Urban Initiatives. Summary of udl urban design training seminars : Marcus Wilshere. Urban Initiatives. King's Cross : Colin Wilson. GLA. Spatial planning and design : Stephen Witherford. Witherford Watson Mann. Bankside : Ken Worpole. The social value of public space : John Worthington. From participation to co-creation