to scale

to scale: one hundred urban plans

routledge, 2008

Why are there less public squares in Japan than in Italy?

What lessons might be found in the plan of Savannah’s historic district?

What is the connection between New Haven and Cleveland?

a compilation of one-hundred figure-ground plans drawn at the same scale and illustrated with photographs and diagrams, the book’s text explores those lessons that might be found in particular urban conditions. to scaleallows designers to see urban spatial patterns; to compare the interrelationship of the scale, size and patterns; and reconceptualize existing urban spaces by providing a frame of reference that can inform 21st century urban design. routledge and tianjin university press published a chinese-language edition in 2009.