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Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent writings by Waldheim, Koolhaas, and Sorkin. Following the widespread success of the first edition of The Urban Design Reader, this updated edition continues to provide the most important historical material of the urban design field, but also introduces new topics and selections that address the myriad challenges facing designers today. The six part structure of the second edition guides the reader through the history, theory and practice of urban design. The reader is initially introduced to those classic writings that provide the historical precedents for city-making into the twentieth century.

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Learn how and when to remove this template message Cullen was born in Calverley , Pudsey, near Leeds , Yorkshire, England. Between and he worked in the planning office of the Development and Welfare Department in Barbados , as his poor eyesight meant that he was unfit to serve in the British armed forces. He later returned to London and joined the Architectural Review journal, first as a draughtsman and then as a writer on planning policies.

There he produced a large number of influential editorials and case studies on the theory of planning and the design of towns. Many improvements in the urban and rural environment in Britain during the s and s.

He was also involved in the Festival of Britain in One of the few large scale Cullen works on public display is the mural in the foyer of the Erno Goldfinger designed Greenside Primary School in west London, completed in He also illustrated several books by other various authors, before writing his own book - based on the idea of Townscape - in The Concise Townscape has subsequently been republished around 15 times, proving to be one of the most popular books on Urban Design in the 20th Century.

In Cullen became a freelance writer and consultant and, in the years immediately following he advised the cities of Liverpool and Peterborough on their reconstruction and redevelopment plans. Later, his work included planning advice to the city of Glasgow and during the s the London Docklands Development Corporation.

They won a competition in London in the s and together designed and oversaw the building of the Swedish Quays housing development in Docklands. Price died in at the age of Cullen lived in the small village of Wraysbury Berkshire from until his death, aged 80, on 11 August , following a serious stroke. After his passing, David Gosling and Norman Foster collected various examples of his work and put them together in the book "Visions of Urban Design".

In he was awarded with an RDI for illustration and Townscape. The following year he was awarded a medal from The American Institute of Architects.

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Learn how and when to remove this template message Cullen was born in Calverley , Pudsey, near Leeds , Yorkshire, England. Between and he worked in the planning office of the Development and Welfare Department in Barbados , as his poor eyesight meant that he was unfit to serve in the British armed forces. He later returned to London and joined the Architectural Review journal, first as a draughtsman and then as a writer on planning policies. There he produced a large number of influential editorials and case studies on the theory of planning and the design of towns. Many improvements in the urban and rural environment in Britain during the s and s. He was also involved in the Festival of Britain in

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