Garden Cities 21: Creating a Livable Urban Environment

Overview

The ailing American city needs help. Worsening automobile traffic, urban decay, pollution, staggering debt, crime, sprawl, and the lack of a coherent city plan are just some of the problems that to many citizens now seem overwhelming. A model for a workable, livable urban metropolis is urgently needed ... and finally available. In the pages of this remarkable, beautifully illustrated book, renowned landscape architect John Ormsbee Simonds presents a positive and compelling approach to the creative evolution of ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $60.10   
  • Used (17) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$60.10
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(213)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

The ailing American city needs help. Worsening automobile traffic, urban decay, pollution, staggering debt, crime, sprawl, and the lack of a coherent city plan are just some of the problems that to many citizens now seem overwhelming. A model for a workable, livable urban metropolis is urgently needed ... and finally available. In the pages of this remarkable, beautifully illustrated book, renowned landscape architect John Ormsbee Simonds presents a positive and compelling approach to the creative evolution of the American city. Viewing it as an organic entity, he analyzes each individual component and provides a conceptual model that regroups and reconnects its scattered elements into an efficient, more self-sustaining, "garden-park" prototype. Emphasizing thriving activity centers, cohesive communities, and innovative means of interconnection within an open space framework, his model portends a vastly superior city for the 21st century. Some of the highlights of this brilliant urban guidebook include an illuminating analysis of how cities typically aggregate and the ways by which growth can be contained and disposed to form more synergistic relationships; techniques for creating a parklike environs of "greenways" and "blueways" - that allow a city to "breathe," and greatly improve the quality of life; a checklist of considerations in the planning and design of the future city dwelling, neighborhood, urban centers, and metropolitan region; effective methods for integrating mass transportation into a smoothly functioning system that bypasses pedestrian centers; a method of superimposing an idealized city diagram on the existing city base map to analyze and conceptualize a more workable future model; and a generous visual array of innovative solutions by America's top urban designers. Nearly 100 years ago, an English landscape designer and planner, Sir Ebenezer Howard, proposed a revolutionary theory of planned integration of cities with their supporting regions

A planning roadmap for the 21st-Century American city. Topics include the Urban Dwelling--living space, space expansion, outdoors-in, attached dwellings, clustering, and stacking; the Neighborhood--togetheness, conformation, places, ways, character, neighborhood ties, planned economics, and communities; and the Urban Metropolis. Index. 80 illustrations, 20 in full color.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Planning Magazine

Incorporates many of the best solutions to urban problems, along with some provocative ideas.

Booknews
An eminent landscape architect analyzes how cities typically aggregate and the ways growth can be contained and the quality of life improved via thoughtful transportation planning and "greenways" and "blueways." He provides a checklist of considerations in the planning and design of the future city dwelling, neighborhood, urban center, and metropolitan region and outlines a method for superimposing an idealized city diagram on an existing city base map for better conceptualization. Abundantly illustrated with drawings and diagrams, and photos of urban projects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070576209
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/1/1993
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

The Urban Dwelling: Living Space, Space Expansion, Outdoors-In, Attached Dwellings, Clustering, Stacking.The Neighborhood: Togetherness, Conformation, Places, Ways, Character, Neighborhood Ties, Planned Economics.Communities: Revitalization, Renewal, Redevelopment, Grid Street Syndrome, The Planned Community, Fundamentals, The New Town Movement.The City: The City Perceived, Dilemma, The Intruder, Center City, Inner City, Outer City, The Total City.The Urban Metropolis: Land Use Planning, Transportation, Transit, Transmission, Parks/Recreation and Open Spaces.Garden City.The Expressive City, The Functional City, The Convenient City, The Rational City, The Complete City, Prospectus, Garden City.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)