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Designing Public Consensus

The Civic Theater of Community Participation for

Architects, Landscape Architects, Planners, and Urban Designers

Barbara Faga


This will be the key professional reference for architect, planners, and

urban designers working with community groups and municipalities.

Author biography


Barbara Faga, FASLA, is the chair of the board of EDAW, environmental, economic, planning and design consultants with 1000 employees and 26 offices worldwide. Recent projects include chairing a task force for Mayor Shirley Franklin resulting in a new direction for parks and open space in Atlanta; Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta; Diagonal Mar Parc, Barcelona; South Beach and Ocean neighborhoods urban design/streetscape and Indian Creek Greenway--$50M in construction cost, Miami Beach; Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta; Celebration, Florida; Schuykill River master plan, Philadelphia, PA and Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth. She is currently conducting public meetings for the Wharf District Park Plan, of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a park over the $15B big-dig in Boston and working on the design for West Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Ms. Faga has worked as an in-house landscape architect and urban designer with the cities of Atlanta, Georgia, and Alexandria, Virginia. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award, Landscape Architecture, Michigan State University in 1998 and was recently named one of the top 15 women changing the world of architecture by

DesignIntelligence, February 2003.

Barbara has conducted numerous public meetings, served as a board member and chaired several environmental, professional and retail associations and speaks regularly in the US and South America on urban issues for professional associations, public agencies, and universities. Barbara is a planner and landscape architect with more than 25 years of experience

emphasizing downtown plans, master planning, site planning, construction and recreation planning. She has directed complex teams on large time-sensitive and award winning projects including; preservation plans, retail, downtown revitalization plans, waterfront development, parks and recreation, land management plans and housing and community developments. She has worked in a variety of locations including South America, the Middle East and Europe.

ISBN10: 0-471-68119-9 ISBN13: 978-0-471-68119-9 In Store Date: March 10, 2006 Publication Date: March 31, 2006

Price: US$ 65.00

Number of Illustrations: • Photos: B&W: 50 Color:28 • Drawings: B&W: 80 Color:0 Subject: (AR70) Professional Practice Field: ARGD00 (Architecture and Design)

Discipline: ARX000 (Architecture) Subdiscipline: ARX100 (Architecture) Course: AR0650 (Urban Design & Planning)

Product Line: (Z1) Architecture/Engineering

Discount Group: (4P) Professional(PL: BFHKRUZ,ISY3)

Bookstore Category: (ARC015000) ARCHITECTURE/Professional Practice Editor: (031) Czarnecki, J.

Marketing Manager: (44) Mayhew, Justin

Publisher: (Z1) Amanda Miller EAN: 9780471681199 UPC: 723812699377

Market Restrictions: World Rights Rights: Partial Rights: Translation; No rights: 1st Serial, Mail Order, Reprint, TV/Film, All Electronic,

Anthology/Condensed, Merchandising, 2nd Serial, Book Club, Audio

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- The only professional reference for architects, planners, and urban designers on how to work with community groups and municipalities.

- Contains relevant, contemporary case studies of architects, planners, and urban designers, in large and small firms, working with community groups, small towns, or large cities and bureaucracies.

- Written by the chair of EDAW, which has done the master plan for the Big Dig in Boston and Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. The planning process for the Big Dig site and the WTC site in New York will be major cases in the book. - Includes contributions from Graham Wyatt, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Fred Kent, Jason Prior, Rebecca Barnes, Lynn Wolff, Andrea Cochran, Harvey Sasso, Will Rogers.

Market description

(Please include secondary markets) architects, planners, urban designers, landscape designers, engineers secondary: developers, municipalities, government officials


Designing Public Consensus

The Civic Theater of Community Participation for Architects,

Landscape Architects, Planners, and Urban Designers

Barbara Faga

About the book

Written for the design professional, the book will offer examples of management of the public process in projects large and small involving architects, planners, and urban designers. The book will have methods, tips and strategies for working with various constituencies in a design project.

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