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The move to liveable communities—ideal ''small towns'' and neighborhoods where people work, live, play, and walk from place to place—is on. Profit from what a visionary group of architects leading this movement has learned about designing new ''small towns'' in Peter Katz's The New Urbanism. You'll discover the amazing potential for this kind of work as well as case studies, site plans, project analyses, and 180 beautiful photographs. This unique reference also tackles—and answers—the critical issues of crime, health, traffic, environmental degradation, and economic vitality and opens a startling window on the look and feel of future communities. Every designer can profit from this guide to building the utopias of tomorrow—today!
An exploration of new suburban communities and neighborhoods on the edge of the 21st century. Table of Contents: I. Introduction; II. Examples of the New Urbanism: Satellite Towns; New Towns on the Edge; Urban Insertions; Urban Reconstruction; Regional Plan, Policy Studies; III. Appendix, Reference Material. Index. 500 illustrations.
|The Neighborhood and the District|
|The Street, the Block and the Building|
|Planning the American Dream|
|Establishing the Urban Pattern||1|
|South Brenwood Village||46|
|A New Village in the Suburbs||96|
|Reconstructing the Urban Fabric||117|
|Rio Vista West||142|
|Orange Tree Courts||160|
|Downtown Los Angeles||212|
|The Architecture of Community||221|
|About the Author||245|