The American City: What Works and What Doesn't

The American City: What Works and What Doesn't

by Alexander Garvin, A. Garvin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070229198

ISBN-13: 9780070229198

Pub. Date: 10/01/1995

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

A revealing look at what works—and what doesn't—in revitalizing America's cities Sure to become the standard reference work on urban planning and design,The American City analyzes more than 250 programs and projects in 100 cities—showing why some projects succeeded brilliantly in accomplishing their goals,why others failed,and lessons to be learned from…  See more details below

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A revealing look at what works—and what doesn't—in revitalizing America's cities Sure to become the standard reference work on urban planning and design,The American City analyzes more than 250 programs and projects in 100 cities—showing why some projects succeeded brilliantly in accomplishing their goals,why others failed,and lessons to be learned from both the successes and the failures. Taking a valuable multidisciplinary approach to the complex challenges of urban and suburban generation,this superb sourcebook explores: the need for city planning to generate a widespread and sustained private market reaction in order to succeed; the six ingredients of project success: martket,location,design,finaning,entrepreneurship,and time; innovative ways to revitalize cities through the use of parks,playgrounds,cultural centers,convention centers,shopping centers,sports arenas,and more; methods for increasing access to affordable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods; everything you need to know about zoning and historical preservation laws. . . and much more. Whether your interest is government,the nonprifit sector,or the private market—is the subject is cities and how they work,this book is the place to begin.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070229198
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
477
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.31(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1A Realistic Approach to City and Suburban Planning1
2Ingredients of Success9
3Parks and Playgrounds29
4Palaces for the People73
5Shopping Centers101
6The City of Tomorrow121
7Planning for Pedestrians141
8Increasing the Housing Supply153
9Reducing Housing Cost161
10Housing Rehabilitation179
11Clearing the Slums199
12Revitalizing Neighborhoods229
13Residential Suburbs251
14New-Towns-In-Town289
15New-Towns-In-The-Country313
16Land Use Regulation355
17Preserving the Past396
18The Comprehensive Plan427
Index467

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