New Urbanism and American Planning: The Conflict of Cultures / Edition 1

New Urbanism and American Planning: The Conflict of Cultures / Edition 1

by Emily Talen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415701333

ISBN-13: 9780415701334

Pub. Date: 08/24/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

New Urbanism and American Planning presents the history of American planners’ quest for good cities and shows how New Urbanism is a culmination of ideas that have been evolving since the nineteenth century. In her survey of the last hundred or so years of urbanist ideals, Emily Talen identifies four approaches to city-making, which she terms

Overview

New Urbanism and American Planning presents the history of American planners’ quest for good cities and shows how New Urbanism is a culmination of ideas that have been evolving since the nineteenth century. In her survey of the last hundred or so years of urbanist ideals, Emily Talen identifies four approaches to city-making, which she terms ‘cultures’: incrementalism, plan-making, planned communities, and regionalism. She shows how these cultures connect, overlap, and conflict and how most of the ideas about building better settlements are recurrent.

In the first part of the book Talen sets her theoretical framework and in the second part provides detailed analysis of her four ‘cultures’.She concludes with an assessment of the successes and failures of the four cultures and the need to integrate these ideas as a means to promoting good urbanism in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415701334
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/24/2005
Series:
Planning, History and Environment Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Defining American Urbanism 2. Framework – Four Urbanist Cultures 3. Principles – Urbanism vs. Anti-Urbanism 4. Incrementalism – Beauty, Redemption, Conservation and Complexity 5. Urban Plan-Making – the City Beautiful and the City Efficient 6. Planned Communities 7. Regionalism 8. Successes and Failures 9. Conclusion – the Survival of New Urbanism

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