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Description - Seeking Savannah by Peter Cookson Smith

A disparate but exuberant group of scholars are brought together in Savannah by an eminent professor to explore and debate the history and characteristics of the city and its implications for a twenty-first century urbanism. This narrative represents a forceful and humorous interplay between formal discussion, informal interludes, irreverent comments, and less than academic relationships. Its serious purpose is to identify the urban challenges facing America in terms of containing and consolidating growth within livable communities. However like all such participatory events it is also an opportunity for informal personal agendas set against a backdrop of real life events. The text is interspersed with 90 drawings of Savannah, illustrating its unique and multi-layered identity as a potential urban paradigm for the future. AUTHOR: Dr. Peter Cookson Smith is an architect, planner, and urban designer. He has been a resident of Hong Kong since 1977 where he founded URBIS one of the first specialist planning, urban design and landscape consultancies in South-east Asia. Over the past forty years the firm has won more than 200 local and international awards for their work in China and other parts of Asia. Peter is a past professor at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture and a past-president of both the Hong Kong Planning and Urban Design Institutes. He writes and lectures widely on the subject of urban design. 250 colour images

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