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Redesigning Cities: Principles, Practice, Implementation / Edition 1
     

Redesigning Cities: Principles, Practice, Implementation / Edition 1

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by Jonathan Barnett
 

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ISBN-10: 1884829708

ISBN-13: 9781884829703

Pub. Date: 10/30/2008

Publisher: American Planning Association (Planners Press)

This book is recommended reading for planners preparing to take the AICP exam.

Too often, no one is happy with new development: Public officials must choose among unappealing alternatives, developers are frustrated and the public is angry. But growing political support for urban design, devlopers' interest in coummunity building and successful examples of

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This book is recommended reading for planners preparing to take the AICP exam.

Too often, no one is happy with new development: Public officials must choose among unappealing alternatives, developers are frustrated and the public is angry. But growing political support for urban design, devlopers' interest in coummunity building and successful examples of redesigned cities all over the U.S. are hopeful signs of change.

Barnett explains how design can reshape suburban growth patterns, revitalize older cities, and retrofit metropolitan areas where earlier development decisions went wrong. He describes in detail specific techniques, materials, and technologies that should be known (but often aren't) to planners, public officials, concerned citizens, and others involved in development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884829703
Publisher:
American Planning Association (Planners Press)
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
459,484
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Sen. Lincoln Chafee
 
Prologue: The New Politics of Urban Design
 
Part I: Principles
     1.  Community - Life Takes Place on Foot
     2.  Livability - Urbanism Old & New
     3.  Mobility - Parking, Transit, & Urban Form
     4.  Equity - Deconcentrating Poverty, Affordable Housing, & Environmental Justice
     5.  Sustainability - Smart Growth versus Sprawl
 
Part II: Practice
     6.  Designing New Neighborhoods
     7.  Reinventing Inner-City Neighborhoods
     8.  Restoring and Enhancing Neighborhoods
     9.  Redesigning Commercial Corridors
   10.  Turning Edge Cities into Real Cities
   11.  Keeping Downtowns Competitive
 
Part III: Implementation
   12.  Designing the Public Environment
   13.  Shaping Cities Through Development Regulations
   14.  Organization Structures for Urban Design
 
Glossary
Illustration Credits
Suggested Reading
Index

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Redesigning Cities: Principles, Practice, Implementation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is an informative book. The author does a great job laying out and organizing the information. I like that he sometimes gives him opinion. This is not an easy topic to make interesting but he does a great job taking the reader into the topic more. I am not a zoner or planner by profession but I believe every professional zoner or planner should read this and have this as a book of reference. This book also includes "Smart Growth" which is an up and coming trend that all should read about. The only thing I would change is giving it color pictures.