Staging Urban Landscapes

By B. Cannon Ivers

Open urban spaces are increasingly used as stages for events, installations and performances. An important prerequisite for their design in an increasingly heterogeneous multicultural urban landscape is the relationship between design, use, social function, curation and management.

Staging Urban Landscapes documents a variety of both temporary spaces as well as permanent installations via 28 international case studies– from the open-air courtyard of a museum to the design of a river bank promenade, through to a city park.

Contributions from internationally renowned experts including Charles Waldheim and James Corner discuss the various dimensions of the design of urban open spaces – from the planning stage to the design, implementation, and upkeep, taking into account functional requirements.


Basel, 2018, 24 x 30 cm, 304pp. illustrated, Hardback.

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