Site Planning

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This new edition of Kevin Lynch's widely used introductory textbook has been completely revised, and is also enriched by the experience of Lynch's coauthor, Gary Hack. For over two decades, Site Planning has remained the only comprehensive source of information on all the principal activities and concerns of arranging the outdoor physical environment. Now, ninety new illustrations double the visual material, and one hundred pages of new appendices cover special techniques, provide references to more detailed ...

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Overview


This new edition of Kevin Lynch's widely used introductory textbook has been completely revised, and is also enriched by the experience of Lynch's coauthor, Gary Hack. For over two decades, Site Planning has remained the only comprehensive source of information on all the principal activities and concerns of arranging the outdoor physical environment. Now, ninety new illustrations double the visual material, and one hundred pages of new appendices cover special techniques, provide references to more detailed technical sources, and put numerical standards in a concise form.

An introduction summarizes the site planning process. This is followed by a case study of a typical professional project and ten chapters that provide new material on such subjects as user analysis, programming, site planning for built places, housing tenures and their planning implications, cost estimating, mapping, the reading of air photographs, site design for housing in developing countries, design strategies, and environmental impact analyses--all illustrated with photographs and line drawings and with Lynch's characteristic marginal sketches.


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Editorial Reviews

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Reviews of earlier editions of Site Planning noted: "Whether he is discussing esthetics or pipe sizes, Lynch's writing, conditioned by experience with students, is remarkably clear; but because he is dealing with visual form and spatial relationships, he reassures the reader with hundreds of lucid thumbnail sketches in the margins beside the text; the effect is not unlike an animated film accompaniment." Journal of Architectural Education

The MIT Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781258413873
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/30/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Lynch (1918-1984) studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin and later obtained aBachelor of City Planning degree from MIT. After a long and distinguished career on the faculty of the MIT School of Architecture and Urban Planning, he was named Professor Emeritus of CityPlanning.

Gary Hack is Head of the Department of Urban Studies and planning at MIT.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Art of Site Planning
2 The Site
3 The User
4 The Program
5 Design
6 The Sensed Landscape and Its Materials
7 Access
8 Earthwork and Utilities
9 Housing
10 Other Uses
11 Weak Controls, Built Places, Few Resources
12 Strategies
AppendiXes
A Soils
B Field Surveys
C Reading Aerial Photographs
D Regional Climate
E Sun Angles
F Noise
G A Site and Impact Checklist
H Costing
I Trees, Hedges, Ground Covers
J Intersections
K Earthwork Computations
L Numbers
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Credits
IndeX
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