Urban Design provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to urban design, presenting a 3 dimensional model with which to categorise the processes and products involved. It not only defines the subject, but also considers the future direction of the field and what can be learned from the past. 50 international case studies demonstrate the variety of urban design efforts that have occurred in recent history.* Enables students and professionals to understand the meaning of urban design by presenting an analysis of case studies from the past 5 decades.* Illustrates how urban design guidelines and processes have been used in a broad range of projects around the world.* Helps architects and planners to define their goals and to confidently predict design outcomes.