Overview

Well-grounded in the history and theory of Anglo-American urbanism, this illustrated textbook sets out objectives, policies and design principles for planning new communities and redeveloping existing urban neighborhoods. Drawing from their extensive experience, the authors explain how better plans (and consequently better places) can be created by applying the three-dimensional principles of urban design and physical place-making to planning ...

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Design First

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Overview

Well-grounded in the history and theory of Anglo-American urbanism, this illustrated textbook sets out objectives, policies and design principles for planning new communities and redeveloping existing urban neighborhoods. Drawing from their extensive experience, the authors explain how better plans (and consequently better places) can be created by applying the three-dimensional principles of urban design and physical place-making to planning problems.

Design First uses case studies from the authors' own professional projects to demonstrate how theory can be turned into effective practice, using concepts of traditional urban form to resolve contemporary planning and design issues in American communities.

The book is aimed at architects, planners, developers, planning commissioners, elected officials and citizens — and, importantly, students of architecture and planning — with the objective of reintegrating three-dimensional design firmly back into planning practice.

•Focus and emphasis on planning by 3-D design
•Clear and practical presentation of how communities can improve their town planning processes
•Case studies illustrate the practice and implementation of ideas

Audience: Town and regional planners, urban designers, landscape architects, architects, and students and academics of the same disciplines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136411519
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Linda Brown is a writer, critic, teacher and professional painter. A fellow of the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, her paintings hang in many prestigious public and private collections, including the Federal Reserve and IBM. Her art criticism has been published in regional and national magazines, including Art Papers and Ceramics Monthly. Under a pseudonym, Brown has written three novels, published in the UK. She has taught graduate courses in art criticism with an emphasis on postmodern art and architecture, and has been a public art consultant on several community design workshops.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Credits
Introduction : history, theory and contemporary practice 1
Pt. I History 5
Ch. 1 Paradigms lost and found : dilemmas of the Anglo-American city 7
Ch. 2 Cities, suburbs and sprawl 29
Pt. II Theory 51
Ch. 3 Traditional urbanism : new urbanism and smart growth 53
Ch. 4 Devices and design : sources of good urbanism 75
Pt. III Practice 95
Ch. 5 Growth management, development control and the role of urban design 97
Ch. 6 Urban design in the real world 121
Pt. IV Preamble to case studies 153
Ch. 7 The region, case study 1 : CORE, North Carolina 157
Ch. 8 The city, case study 2 : city of Raleigh, NC Arena small area plan 175
Ch. 9 The town, case study 3 : Mooresville, North Carolina 191
Ch. 10 The neighborhood, case study 4 : Haynie-Sirrine neighborhoods, Greenville, South Carolina 201
Ch. 11 The block, case study 5 : town center, Cornelius, North Carolina 219
Afterword 227
App. I The charter of the congress of the new urbanism 231
App. II Smart growth principles 235
App. III Extracts from a typical design-based zoning ordinance 237
App. IV Extracts from general development guidelines 245
App. V Extracts from urban design guidelines 251
Bibliography 257
Index 269
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