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Urban design

  • Advances in Art and Urban Futures Vol. I : Locality, Regeneration and Divers(c)ities (2003)

    As British cities lose the cultural connections with their industrial past, many seek to build new post-industrial futures through urban regeneration. Arts projects play a key role in policy making that aims to regenerate neglected neighbourhoods. These essays look at the ways in which new cultural institutions tend to be flagships for regeneration.
    Editors: Sarah Bennett, John Butler. ISBN: 1841500755. ISBN-13: 978 1841500751.
    Published by Intellect Books.
    Tel: 0117 9589910. Email: [email protected]


  • Advances in Art and Urban Futures Vol. II : Recoveries and Reclamations (2003)

    Brings together contributions from artists, sociologists, architects and cultural theorists in addressing the recoveries and reclamations being made within urban and rural landscapes as a result of the fallout of redevelopment in the 21st Century.
    Editors: Daniel Hinchcliffe, Judith Rugg. ISBN: 1841508519. ISBN-13: 1841508511.
    Published by Intellect Books.
    Tel: 0117 9589910. Email: [email protected]


  • Advances in Art and Urban Futures Vol. III : Cultures and Settlements (2003)

    Considers the making of settlement as a process of identity formation. Taking the position that a culture signifies a way of life, it asks how cultural frameworks inform patterns of settlement, and how the built environment, as process and design, conditions cultural production and reception.
    Editors: Nicola Kirkham, Malcolm Miles. ISBN: 1841500895. ISBN-13: 1841500898.
    Published by Intellect Books.
    Tel: 0117 9589910. Email: [email protected]


  • Advances in Art and Urban Futures Vol. IV : Interventions: Art in the Public Sphere (2005)

    Looks at how cultural interventions and initiatives affect the development of cities. It draws together policies and projects from the UK, Lithuania, India and North America, with case studies and research evaluating public art and cultural interventions in three UK regions and in Barcelona.
    Editors: Tim Hall, Malcolm Miles. ISBN: 1841501182. ISBN-13: 1841501185.
    Published by Intellect Books.
    Tel: 0117 9589910. Email: [email protected]


  • Arcade: Artists and Place-making (2006)

    A compelling documentation by artists, academics, architects and writers of the work surrounding the regeneration of the Gorbals. The book asks fundamental questions about the ways that artists influence the political economic and social structure of urban change.
    By Rhona Warwick. ISBN: 1904772544. ISBN-13: 978-1904772545.
    Publisher: Black Dog Publishing.
    Tel: 0207 713 5097. Email: [email protected]


  • Arts and the Changing City: An Agenda for Urban Regeneration (1989)

    Based on the symposium of the same name, this book covers the key issues in urban regeneration from the perspective of those actively involved in the US and UK.
    ISBN: 0951476300.
    Published by British American Arts Association. www.creativecommunities.org.uk
    Available from Bindi Cartwright. Email: [email protected]

  • Arts and the Changing City: An Agenda for Urban Regeneration - Case Studies (1989)

    Part of an extensive research project into the use of the arts in urban regeneration, this booklet contains seven case studies drawn from the UK and US, representing models of good practice, problems, pitfalls and benefits.
    Published by British American Arts Association. www.creativecommunities.org.uk
    Available from Bindi Cartwright. Email: [email protected]

  • Arts in a Living Downtown: Best Practices (1998)

    A workbook prepared to facilitate a strategy for making culture and arts a part of the revitalization of Washington DC. Includes case studies showing how art has been used as part of downtown business development.
    By Ann Corbett.
    Published by Partners for Livable Communities www.livable.com Out of print.

  • By Design - Urban Design in the Planning System: Towards Better Practice (2000)

    Provides practical advice to help implement the Government's commitment to good design, as set out in PPG1. It encourages those who influence and shape development decisions to think more deeply and sensitively about the living environments being created, and refers to the role public art has to play in urban design.
    By Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment/Dept of Environment, Transport and the Regions. ISBN: 0727729373.
    Published by Thomas Telford Publishing.
    Free download from www.cabe.org.uk

  • Creative Neighbourhoods: The Role of the Arts in Building Sustainable Communities (2005)

    A practical guide which provides advice on planning suitable arts projects, engaging the community, selecting artists and accessing funding. Presents case studies from successful projects demonstrating how the arts can be used to regenerate declining communities by developing residents' skills, improving communications and creating a stronger sense of community.
    By Graeme Beedham and Alvin Wade, Aston Housing Consultancy. ISBN: 0955011000.
    Published by Aston Housing Consultancy.
    Tel: 0208 248 3267. Email: [email protected]

  • Five Spaces - New Urban Landscapes for Glasgow (1999)

    Five Spaces was a complex project that involved five very different urban gap sites in areas of considerable deprivation and five different partnerships between communities, artists, architects and contractors. The projects are linked to specific housing schemes and provide a unique example of the way in which challenging public art is made today.
    By Simon Grant and Irene Maver, Glasgow 1999: UK City of Architecture and Design. ISBN: 1 902854047.
    Published by August. Out of print.

  • Home Grown - Art and the Cultivation of a Neighbourhood

    Home Grown - Art and the Cultivation a Neighbourhood by Oliver Bennett
    Published by South Cambridgeshire District Council and Commissions East 2009

    ISBN 978-0-9541447-5-3

    Available from: the Arts Development Officer, South Cambridgeshire
    District Council.

  • If you always do what you have always done .. The value of the arts in regeneration practice (2003)

    Six regional case studies, researched by Jayne Murray, showing art engaging with people to contribute positively to place. With a critical essay by Katherine Shonfield.
    Commissioned by Public Art West Midlands, Public Art Forum (now ixia) and MADE.
    Free download from www.ixia-info.com

  • L'Art et La Ville. Town Planning and Contemporary Art (1992)

    From the perspective of the Villes Nouvelles (New Towns) project in France, this book takes stock of the role of sculpture in defining and contributing to public space, at a point when it has ceased to be simply an object set within a location.
    ISBN: 2605001644.
    By SKIRA & Secr?tariat G?neral du Groupe Centrale des Villes Nouvelles. Out of print.

  • Placemaking (2008)

    A synthesis of professional practice and case studies about better living environments.

    A review of the key issues and challenges placemaking professionals face at the beginning of 2008, with project examples showing how these have been innovatively approached.

    Publisher: The Resource for Urban Design Information (RUDI)
    Editor: Juliana O'Rourke

    Available as a free download from the RUDI site. Please follow the link below.


  • Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism (2008)

    This book takes a bold look at public art through a populist lens, offering a more inclusive guide to America's creative tastes and shared culture. It examines the history of public art - and challenges preconceived notions of public art, expanding its definition and offering a refreshing alternative to the traditional rhetoric and criticism surrounding it.
    By Cher Krause Knight. ISBN: 1405155590. ISBN: 978 1405155595.
    Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
    Tel: 01243 843294. E-mail: [email protected]


  • Public Spaces - Public Life (1996)

    This research project is the story of the city of Copenhagen's development of public spaces from 1962 over a period of 34 years. The research was conducted by the Department of Urban Design School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and has helped the municipal government gather information and inspiration for the further development of urban spaces.
    By Jan Gehl and Lars Gemzoe. ISBN: 8774073052.
    Published by Arkitektens Forlag/The Danish Architectural Press.
    Tel: +45 32 83 69 70. Email: [email protected]


  • Shifting Sands: Design and the Changing Image of English Seaside Towns (2003)

    Looks at regeneration of seaside towns through a package of measures delivered via partnerships to benefit both local residents and visitors. Fourteen case studies consider issues such as transport, safe night-time environment, economy, attractions, clean, water, jobs and affordable housing.
    Published by CABE and English Heritage.
    Free download from www.cabe.org.uk

  • The Art of City Making (2006)

    Following the widespread success of The Creative City, this new book, aided by international case studies, explains how to reassess urban potential so that cities can strengthen their identity and adapt to the changing global terms and mass migration. It explores the deeper fault-lines, paradoxes and strategic dilemmas that make creating the 'good city' so difficult.
    By Charles Landry ISBN: 978-1-84407-245-3
    Published by Earthscan
    Tel: 020 7387 8558 Email: [email protected]

  • The Arts in Urban Renaissance (2003)

    Outlines the role of the arts within urban renewal and development in the South East of England.
    ISBN: 07287 09422.
    Published by Arts Council England, South East. Tel: 0845 300 6200.
    Free download from www.artscouncil.org.uk

  • The Creative City: A toolkit for urban innovators (2nd Edition, 2008)

    Draws on examples from around the world to set out a new radical vision for cities, with creative solutions to their problems.
    By Charles Landry. ISBN-13: 978 1844075980.
    Published by Earthscan Ltd.
    Tel: 020 7841 1930. Email: [email protected]


  • The Privatisation of Public Space (2006)

    This report looks at the growing private ownership and management of the public realm. It explores how the regeneration of post industrial sites in the context of new policies for 'reclaiming' and policing the public realm, is creating a new category of 'private-public' space.
    By Anna Minton.
    Published by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
    Free download from www.rics.org/

  • The Urban Jungle (1997)

    A report on an interdisciplinary seminar for artists, architects, engineers, landscape designers and planners, which considered the problems and practicalities of the regeneration of open spaces in urban areas.
    ISBN: 1874396094.
    Published by Public Art South West. Out of print.

  • Towards an Urban Renaissance (1999)

    Final report into the question of how we can improve the quality of both our towns and countryside whilst at the same time providing homes for almost 4 million additional households in England over a 25 year period.
    By Urban Task Force, chaired by Lord Rogers of Riverside. ISBN: 185112165X. Published by the DETR. Out of print.


  • Transforming Cities: Revival in the Square (2004)

    This book shows how to close the gaps between the governmental, professional and corporate organisations involved with the design, development and management of public space through strategic leadership, management and high-quality design - all helping the delivery of an urban renaissance.
    by Nick Corbett. ISBN: 1859461603. ISBN-13: 978 1859461600.
    Published by RIBA Enterprises
    Available from RIBA Bookshops Mail Order.


  • Urban Process and Power (1994)

    Analyses a century of production and reproduction of the urban environment.
    By Peter Ambrose. ISBN: 0415008514. ISBN-13: 978 0415008518.
    Published by Routledge.
    Tel: 020 7017 6000.


  • Urban Regeneration: A Challenge for Public Art (1997)

    The book gathers reports presented in the international conference 'Sites of Public Art'. It is divided into three sections: Part 1 - Art and Design In/For Public Space; Part 2 - Forms and Representations of Public Art/Public Space; Part 3 - Public Art/Cities in Competition. Strategies, Bridges and Gateways.
    Editor: Antoni Remesar. ISBN: 8447517373. ISBN-13: 978 8447517374.
    Published by Universitat de Barcelona.


  • What are we scared of? The value of risk in designing public space (2005)

    Four distinguished thinkers relate their views of how we deal with risk in our use of public space. Running through each piece is the idea that tolerance of risk is a necessary stimulus for us to be able to understand, enjoy and deal with our urban environment.
    Published by CABE Space.

    Free download from www.cabe.org.uk

  • What's art got to do with it? (2003)

    Briefing paper on the role of the arts in neighbourhood renewal
    By Phyllida Shaw
    ISBN: 0728709740.
    Published by Arts Council England.

    Free download from www.artscouncil.org.uk/publications

  • Whose Cities? (1991)

    By Mark Fisher & Ursula Owen
    Published by Penguin Books. Out of print.

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