Site Planning

Site Planning

by Kevin Lynch
     
 


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

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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 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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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
Journal of Architectural Education
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. (from previous edition)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781258420697
Publisher:
Literary Licensing, LLC
Publication date:
06/30/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,413,927
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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From the Publisher
Reviews of earlier editions of Site Planning noted that: "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

Meet the Author

Kevin Lynch (1918-1984) studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin and later obtained a Bachelor 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 City Planning.

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

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