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The Code of the City: Standards and the Hidden Language of Place Making
     

The Code of the City: Standards and the Hidden Language of Place Making

by Eran Ben-Joseph
 
Traces the evolution of urban development codes and standards, examines their effect on city planning and design, and proposes alternatives that will encourage innovation.

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Traces the evolution of urban development codes and standards, examines their effect on city planning and design, and proposes alternatives that will encourage innovation.

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From the Publisher
"[The book] does a commendable job of combining environmental consciousness, a general awareness of New Urbanism's principles, and a detailed knowledge of how conventional approaches to development and regulation have failed,not only in the US but worldwide." New Urban News
New Urban News
[The book] does a commendable job of combining environmental consciousness, a general awareness of New Urbanism's principles, and a detailed knowledge of how conventional approaches to development and regulation have failed, not only in the US but worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262025881
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Urban and Industrial Environments
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

Andres Duany
This is not just one more book on American planning. It is the one intelligible and comprehensive explanation of the genetic basis behind the places that we inhabit. Codes are just that: the DNA of our cities. This book will be a revelation to those under the mistaken impression that our excellent or dismal living conditions are somehow inevitable.

From the Publisher
"[The book] does a commendable job of combining environmental consciousness, a general awareness of New Urbanism's principles, and a detailed knowledge of how conventional approaches to development and regulation have failed, not only in the US but worldwide." New Urban News

The MIT Press

Setha Low
This book provides an excellent framework for analyzing the problems of contemporary planning and design, and why we are unable to build effective low-cost housing and have been forced to rely on private community development.

Meet the Author

Eran Ben-Joseph is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning in the Department of Urban Planning at MIT. He has worked as a landscape architect and urban planner in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States.

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