Providing unique, accessible lessons on urban design, this title
in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned series is a perfect
resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even
MATTHEW FREDERICK is an architect, urban designer,
instructor of design and writing, the author of the bestselling
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School, and the creator
of the acclaimed 101 Things I Learned series. He lives in New
York's Hudson Valley.
VIKAS MEHTA, Ph.D. is the Ohio Eminent Scholar of Urban/Environmental Design and Associate Professor of Urbanism at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of Public Space (Routledge, 2015) and The Street- A Quintessential Social Public Space (Routledge, 2013), which received the 2014 Book Award from the Environmental Design Research Association.
"At moments the book evokes Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language; at other times, it reads like aphorisms from a TED Talk; and yet at other times, it is reminiscent of desk crits in school....The authors use jargon-free language [to] demystify urban design...a good reminder that much of what we, as designers, take as self-evident can be new to those not steeped in urban design and that complex concepts can be communicated in a clear, concise way. --Architecture Boston