Regulating Place: Standards and the Shaping of Urban America / Edition 1

Regulating Place: Standards and the Shaping of Urban America / Edition 1

by Eran Ben-Joseph
     
 

Tracing how codes arose when they did, and how they were adapted over time, the authors examine the increasing influence of regulatory codes over urban design and planning in the past century.See more details below

Overview

Tracing how codes arose when they did, and how they were adapted over time, the authors examine the increasing influence of regulatory codes over urban design and planning in the past century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415948746
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/07/2004
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1On standards1
2Design standards : whose meanings?17
3The political economy of urban design standards45
4Standardizing public housing67
5Local regulations and housing affordability103
6Using and misusing law to design the public realm115
7Sidewalk democracy : municipalities and the regulation of public space141
8Facing subdivision regulations167
9The voluntary city : choice, community, and civil society189
10The benefits of non-zoning203
11Protecting Palos Verdes : the dark side of the bourgeois utopia233
12From pollution control to place making : the role of environmental regulation in creating communities place253
13Role of environmental regulation in shaping the built and natural environment271
14Regulating as if humans matter : the transect and post-suburban planning293
15Substituting information for regulation : in search of an alternative approach to shaping urban design333
16Afterword : the changing regulatory template359

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