This book takes a bold epistemological approach to address the fundamental questions that urban design has faced since its inception - questions concerning its legitimacy, definition, nature, content, purpose, theory, methods, jurisdiction and above all its kwledge base. The appropriate level of urban design - global or local - is ather critical and emerging question discussed. At the end, an integrative theory of urban design is introduced, on the basis of which a set of principles is developed for application by practicing urban designers. These principles are presented at three essential levels: general, global and local-Iranian. Toward an Integrative Theory of Urban Design is intended to dispel many of the ambiguities still troubling urban design as a discipline and profession.
Ameneh Bakhtiar, Hossein Bahrainy
Springer International Publishing AG
Date of Publication
Environment & Planning
University of Tehran Science and Humanities Series