Porta, Sergio and Romice, Ombretta (2010) Plot-based urbanism: towards time-consciousness in place-making. Working paper. University of Strathclyde.
For those interested in Urban Design and planning these are exciting days. A whole new story is beginning in Scotland where at many levels the promise of a better world is raising from new forms of synergy between the agenda of Sustainability for policy makers and that of Place Making for architects and urban scholars in general. It took a while to reach this point. More than 10 years ago, influential documents like Towards an Urban Renaissance (The Urban Task Force, 1999) and The Urban Design Compendium (English Partnership and Housing Corporation, 2000) inaugurated this new page by summarizing in form of guidelines a wealth of literature from the late Eighties which included works by Peter Newman and Jeff Kenworthy in Australia (Newman & Kenworthy, 1999), Peter Calthorpe (Calthorpe & Fulton, 2001) and Andres Duany (Krieger & Lennerz, 1991) in the USA, Ian Bentley (McGlynn, Smith, Alcock, Murrain, & Bentley, 1985), Mike Jenks (Jenks & Burgess, 2000) and Hidebrand Frey (Frey, 1999) in the UK, and many others.
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