A highly illustrated reference tool, this handbook providescomparative visual analysis of major urban extensions andmasterplans around the world. It places an important new emphasison the processes and structures that influence urban form,highlighting the significant impact that public or privatelandownership, management and funding might have on shaping aparticular project. Each of the book's 20 subjects isrigorously analysed through original diagrams, scale drawings anddescriptive texts, which are complemented by key statistics andcolour photography. The case studies are presented in order of sizerather than date or geographical location. This offers designprofessionals, developers and city planners, as well as students ofarchitecture and urban design informed organisational and formalcomparisons, leading to intriguing insights.
A wide geographical range of contemporary and historicmasterplans are featured. These encompass European projects fromthe 19th century to the present day: Belgravia in London,Sarphatipark in Amsterdam, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, LaDéfense Seine Arche in Paris and Hammarby Sjöstad inStockholm. In North America, the postwar development of StuyvesantTown in Manhattan is also the subject of a case study. More recentand ongoing international urban schemes are included, such asPuerto Madero in Buenos Aires, Downtown Dubai and the New CentralBusiness District in Beijing.