This is an introduction to the secrets of Urban Design Management (UDM). The book examines the roles of the players involved in land-use projects and describes good collaborative methods of practice in project-based urban design and planning, putting emphasis on the creative co-operative skills and the wide knowledge of the participants in a working group. The role of the architect is examined in relation to design, planning and project management with particular emphasis on collaboration and negotiation skills. Specific issues considered include:
The make-up of a good project team
Ways to make the project team function together
Objectives and benefits of project-orientated planning
The need to take local characteristics into account in project-orientated planning
The preparation required for a co-operative planning process and how initial information can be collected and used
How to define project content, and outlining the project itself
Urban Design Management contains international examples and many diagrams and photographs, making it a useful and accessible guide for all built environment professionals working in the public realm and those studying architecture, urban design and planning at a graduate level.