Urban Design and the Bottom Line
Urban Design and the Bottom Line

Urban Design and the Bottom Line

Optimizing the Return on Perception


300 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Hardcover

Hardcover, $79.95 (US $79.95) (CA $88.00)

Publication Date: November 2008

ISBN 9780874209969

Price: $79.95


Using verifiable figures and drawing on professional experience, this argument for the "dividend" generated from high-quality, preinvestment design investigates the benefits and impact of good design upon all facets of an urban area—the community, businesses, employees, the general public, city officials, and the developer.


"Urban Design and the Bottom Line is in a class by itself. Its useful format, comprehensive coverage and universal context make it a required addition to the designer's library." —Landscape Architecture Magazine

Author Biography

Dennis Jerke, ASLA, is vice president and division manager for urban design and planning at Carter & Burgess, Inc., where he oversees land planning and landscape architecture for large-scale land development and public projects. He lives in Houston, Texas.