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This study explores the professional ideas and attitudes reflected in 140 entries to the 1980 Milwaukee Lakefront International Design Competition. Design ideas are evaluated and recommendations made for using the best ideas from different solutions. The report received a 1982 Award from Progressive Architecture for its innovative analysis of how design competitions can be better understood and used effectively. Reprinted in 1985.
Witzling, Lawrence P. and Farmer, W. Paul, "Anatomy of a Competition: Urban Design for Milwaukee’s Lakefront" (1982). Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research Books. 43.
Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Front Pages, Table of Contents & Introduction
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Part I: Why Have an Urban Design Competition?
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Part II: What Design Problems Were Addressed?
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Part III: Analyzing the Solutions
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Part IV: Overall Patterns, Styles and Types
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List of Plans and Names of Entrants