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What Do Design Reviewers Really Do? Understanding Roles Played by Design Reviewers in Daily Practice

Authors: Kim, Joongsub

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  • The first book to cover several practical roles that design reviewers often play to make the review process successful
  • The only book dealing with design reviewers’ potential impact on design review, design practice, the built environment, and public policies
  • Helpful chapters on how to better prepare and educate the architects and planners of the next generation
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About this book

This book provides an original contribution to the planning and design literature. Not only does it provide a fresh and finely grained examination of the daily challenges and opportunities of design review practice, but it does so in an ethnographically compelling way—through extensive references that convey and show what a distanced researcher could never adequately summarize and paraphrase. Architects, urban designers, and developers will learn about how they might work with design reviewers on the basis of the four significant roles that a design review staff plays frequently in the design review process. Faculty and students in architecture, urban design, and urban planning will learn about design governance, design regulations, design culture, participants, processes, and micropolitics in design and design reviews. There are possibly tens of thousands of design review boards in the United States that review proposals for building designs and site designs submitted by practitioners in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, and urban development. Given this considerable professional context, the target audience of this book includes design reviewers, practitioners, scholars, educators, and students in the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban development.

About the authors

Joongsub Kim, PhD, RA, AIA, AICP, Professor at Lawrence Technological University, directs its Detroit Studio (an off-campus, community-based design center) and the Master of Urban Design Program. Dr. Kim, a graduate of MIT and the University of Michigan, focuses on public interest design, and he has received numerous honors and grants, including an ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award, a Boston Society of Architects National Research Grant, an ACSA Collaborative Practice Award Citation, a Graham Foundation Advanced Studies Grant, an NCARB Integration of Practice and Education National Grant, an AIA Michigan President’s Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Kellogg Foundation Grant, and a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant. He has written chapters for several books published by Routeledge, Brill, and Stylus. In addition, his work has been published in IN_BO (Italy), Urban Design International, Journal of Urban Design, Places, Environment & Behavior, Open House International (England), Architectural Research Centers Consortium Journal, Architectural Record, and Architect.

Reviews

“Design reviewers across the United States tell us how they deal, every day, with codes and conflicts, aesthetics and economics, neighborhood character and developers’ pressing initiatives. Joongsub Kim discovers these reviewers’ surprisingly diverse contributions to place making and urban governance. Full of fresh insight, this book assesses lucid and grounded, instructive and original voices from the field to advance our understanding of the family of urban design practices.” (John Forester, Professor of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05642-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05641-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What Do Design Reviewers Really Do? Understanding Roles Played by Design Reviewers in Daily Practice
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05642-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05642-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05641-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 190
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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