Repairing the American Metropolis: Common Place Revisited

Repairing the American Metropolis: Common Place Revisited

by Douglas Kelbaugh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0295982047

ISBN-13: 9780295982045

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: University of Washington Press


Repairing the American Metropolis is based on Douglas Kelbaugh's Common Place: Toward Neighborhood and Regional Design, first published in 1997. It is more timely and significant than ever, with new text, charts, and images on architecture, sprawl, and New Urbanism, a movement that he helped pioneer. Theory and policies have been revised, refined…  See more details below

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Repairing the American Metropolis is based on Douglas Kelbaugh's Common Place: Toward Neighborhood and Regional Design, first published in 1997. It is more timely and significant than ever, with new text, charts, and images on architecture, sprawl, and New Urbanism, a movement that he helped pioneer. Theory and policies have been revised, refined, updated, and developed as compelling ways to plan design the built environment.

This is an indispensable book for architects, urban designers and planners, landscape architects, architecture and urban planning students and scholars, government officials, developers, environmentalists, and citizens interested in understanding and shaping the American metropolis.

"At once a primer on how architecture, urban design, and metropolitan planning can be pursued in a key that resonates with sustainability and wise stewardship of the environment and a compelling polemic on why such thinking will produce better places to pursue our livelihoods and live out our lives." - Alex Krieger, Harvard Graduate School of Design

"Repairing the American Metropolis is written with such exquisite clarity and confidence, it is easy to overlook that Doug Kelbaugh is arguing for nothing less than a fundamental reconsideration of contemporary American architecture and planning."--Don Prowler, Princeton University

"This is the most sophisticated critical presentation of the New Urbanism to be found anywhere."--Andres Duany, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company.

Douglas Kelbaugh is Dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, and former principal in Kelbaugh, Calthorpe & Associates in Seattle and in Kelbaugh + Lee in Princeton, New Jersey - firms that won a score of design awards and competitions. Among many other writings, he co-authored the national best seller The Pedestrian Pocket Book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295982045
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
627,437
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgmentsIntroductionSuburban Sprawl: Paved with Good IntentionsCritical Regionalism: An Architecture of PlaceTypology: An Architecture of LimitsNew Urbanism: Versus Everyday Urbanism and Post UrbanismPublic Policy: What We Should Do A.S.A.P.NotesBibliographyIndex

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