Book Series: Michael Dobbins\' URBAN DESIGN AND PEOPLE

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MaLinda Williams
City & Regional Planning Program, College of Architecture
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Summary Sentence: Local practitioners debate and discuss.

Full Summary: Engaging debate and discussion featuring the author and a panel of local practitioners.

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Based on author Michael Dobbins's forty years of practice and teaching in urban design and planning, this text offers an insider's perspective on the day-to-day work of an urban designer. Readers gain a solid foundation in urban design theory, as well as commonsense design strategies and practices that work. The author's straightforward, accessible explanations coupled with plenty of photographs and drawings make everything in the text easy to understand and easy to put into practice.

Starting from the premise that urban designers must understand and work with all of the different forces involved in planning, designing, and developing urban environments, the book sets forth a comprehensive framework for urban design principles and strategies.

With its hands-on, how-to advice, this text enables students and professionals in urban design, as well as community members, to effectively and fully participate in designing urban environments.

Georgia Tech's City and Regional Planning community is abuzz this semester with the publication of four new books presenting results of planning research concerning economic development, housing, regional sustainability and urban design. This Book Series features engaging debate and discussion as a panel of local practitioners join the author to explore implications for communities raised in the book.

APA/AICP Certification Maintenance Credits available. Visitors are encouraged to carpool; recommended parking in the Technology Square Parking Deck on Spring Street just south of 5th Street. Directions at

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College of Design, School of City & Regional Planning

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