This book provides a bold vision and roadmap for creating great places. Drawing on international research, illustrated case studies, personal experiences, as well as fascinating examples from history and pop culture, this practical book provides the reader with inspiration, guidance and tools.
The first section outlines six critical theories for contemporary urban design: affordance, prospect-refuge, personal space, sense of place/genius loci, place attachment and biophilic design. The second section, using their innovative ‘theory-storming’ process, demonstrates how designers can create great places that are inclusive, sustainable and salutogenic. Creating Great Places is an insightful, compelling and evidence-based resource for readers who want to design urban environments that inspire, excite and positively transform people’s lives.
About the Authors
Debra Flanders Cushing is Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture within the School of Design at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Debra is passionate about promoting evidence-based design within multi-disciplinary initiatives to create parks and urban environments that better support health and wellbeing for all people, especially children and youth.
Evonne Miller is Professor and Director of the QUT Design Lab in the School of Design at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Drawing on her background in environmental gerontology and design psychology, her research focusses on creating sustainable, inclusive and age-friendly places.
About the Publisher
Founded in 1836, Routledge has published many of the greatest thinkers and scholars of the last 100 years, including Adorno, Einstein, Russell, Popper, Wittgenstein, Jung, Bohm, Hayek, McLuhan, Marcuse and Sartre. Today, Routledge is the world’s leading academic publisher in the humanities and social sciences, publishing thousands of books and journals each year and serving scholars, instructors and professional communities worldwide.