Planning the Good Community: New Urbanism in Theory and Practice

Planning the Good Community: New Urbanism in Theory and Practice

by Jill Grant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415700744

ISBN-13: 9780415700740

Pub. Date: 11/30/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An examination of new urban approaches both in theory and in practice. Taking a critical look at how new urbanism has lived up to its ideals, the author asks whether new urban approaches offer a viable path to creating good communities.

With examples drawn principally from North America, Europe and Japan, Planning the Good Community explores new urban

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An examination of new urban approaches both in theory and in practice. Taking a critical look at how new urbanism has lived up to its ideals, the author asks whether new urban approaches offer a viable path to creating good communities.

With examples drawn principally from North America, Europe and Japan, Planning the Good Community explores new urban approaches in a wide range of settings. It compares the movement for urban renaissance in Europe with the New Urbanism of the United States and Canada, and asks whether the concerns that drive today’s planning theory – issues like power, democracy, spatial patterns and globalisation- receive adequate attention in new urban approaches. The issue of aesthetics is also raised, as the author questions whether communities must be more than just attractive in order to be good.

With the benefit of twenty years’ hindsight and a world-wide perspective, this book offers the reader unparalleled insight as well as a rigorous and considered critical analysis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415700740
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Series:
RTPI Library Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1New urbanism(s) ascendant3
2Getting to (sub)urbanism29
3Theory in new urbanism45
4New urbanism is born : the American experience81
5Revamping urbanism : the European experience105
6Modernizing urbanism : new urban Asia131
7Colonial urbanism : Canada signs on151
8Reconciling new urbanism's theory and practice175
9The fate of new urbanism203

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