Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities / Edition 1

Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities / Edition 1

by Michael Southworth, Eran Ben-Joseph
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070598088

ISBN-13: 9780070598089

Pub. Date: 08/22/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities traces the history of street design and layout, critiques the situation we are in today, and suggests alternatives that are less rigidly controlled, more flexible, and responsive to local conditions. Originally published in 1997, this edition includes a revised and updated introduction that addresses topics of current…  See more details below

Overview

Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities traces the history of street design and layout, critiques the situation we are in today, and suggests alternatives that are less rigidly controlled, more flexible, and responsive to local conditions. Originally published in 1997, this edition includes a revised and updated introduction that addresses topics of current interest, as well as several new illustrations and a new appendix on narrow streets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070598089
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/22/1996
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Street Standards and the Built Environment1
Ch. 1Gritty Cities and Picturesque Villages: The Origins of Suburban Design Standards in England and the United States17
Ch. 2Orderly Streets for Healthy Cities: Social Response to Urban Disorder43
Ch. 3Streets for the Motor Age: The Car and the Urban Scene61
Ch. 4Bureaucracy Takes Control: The Institutionalization of Standards85
Ch. 5Streets for Living: Rethinking Neighborhood Streets105
Ch. 6Tomorrow's Streets: Toward New Neighborhood Street Standards139
App. AChronology of Events in the Development of Residential Street Standards159
App. BA Graphic Survey of Street Cross Sections163
App. CNarrow Streets Data167
Chapter End Notes171
Other References183
Index189

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