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Community Character: Principles for Design and Planning / Edition 2
     

Community Character: Principles for Design and Planning / Edition 2

by Lane H. Kendig, Bret C. Keast
 

ISBN-10: 1597266957

ISBN-13: 9781597266956

Pub. Date: 07/13/2010

Publisher: Island Press

Community Character provides a design-oriented system for planning and zoning communities but accounts for how people who participate in a community live, work, and shop there. The relationships that Lane Kendig defines here reflect the complexity of the interaction of the built environment with its social and economic uses, taking into account the

Overview

Community Character provides a design-oriented system for planning and zoning communities but accounts for how people who participate in a community live, work, and shop there. The relationships that Lane Kendig defines here reflect the complexity of the interaction of the built environment with its social and economic uses, taking into account the diverse desires of municipalities and citizens. Among the many classifications for a community’s “character” are its relationship to other communities, its size and the resulting social and economic characteristics.

 

According to Kendig, most comprehensive plans and zoning regulations are based entirely on density and land use, neither of which effectively or consistently measures character or quality of development. As Kendig shows, there is a wide range of measures that define character and these vary with the type of character a community desires to create. Taking a much more comprehensive view, this book offers “community character” as a real-world framework for planning for communities of all kinds and sizes.

 

A companion book, A Practical Guide to Planning with Community Character, provides a detailed explanation of applying community character in a comprehensive plan, with chapters on designing urban, sub-urban, and rural character types, using character in comprehensive plans, and strategies for addressing characteristic challenges of planning and zoning in the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597266956
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
07/13/2010
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

About Island Press,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
Acknowledgments,
INTRODUCTION - Why Should We Care About Community Character?,
CHAPTER 1 - The Designer's Lexicon,
CHAPTER 2 - Community State, Context, and Scale,
CHAPTER 3 - Community Character Classes and Types,
CHAPTER 4 - Community and Regional Forms,
CHAPTER 5 - Community Character Measurement,
CHAPTER 6 - Conclusion,
Notes,
Index,
Island Press | Board of Directors,

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