Understanding Infrastructure: Guide for Architects and Planners / Edition 1

Understanding Infrastructure: Guide for Architects and Planners / Edition 1

by George Rainer, Rainer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471505463

ISBN-13: 9780471505464

Pub. Date: 04/02/1990

Publisher: Wiley

Today, a keener awareness of America’s deteriorating infrastructure is emerging. The rebuilding of our public works will require a sensitive knowledge of the technical, environmental, legal, fiscal, and political issues involved in their development. This book is designed to help practicing and emerging professionals in the fields of architecture and urban

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Today, a keener awareness of America’s deteriorating infrastructure is emerging. The rebuilding of our public works will require a sensitive knowledge of the technical, environmental, legal, fiscal, and political issues involved in their development. This book is designed to help practicing and emerging professionals in the fields of architecture and urban planning and design gain this knowledge by understanding the basics of what makes a city work. Understanding Infrastructure examines each element of infrastructure—water supply, sewers and storm drainage, solid and hazardous wastes, energy, telecommunication, streets, bridges, waterfront infrastructure, rail/transit and aviation, buses, and parks. The scope and context of each element is discussed, followed by a look at standard and innovative solutions to their maintenance and development, as well as the environmental, legal, and economic considerations involved. Fully referenced so readers can delve into specific topics of interest, Understanding Infrastructure is a definitive work for teachers and students of planning, architecture, and urban design who want to know the practical aspects of how our urban environments function, as well as for professional planners, architects, and urban designers who must work with specialized consultants in the areas of infrastructure planning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471505464
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/02/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

Water Supply (G. Rainer).

Sewers and Storm Drainage (G. Rainer).

Solid and Hazardous Wastes (G. Rainer).

Energy (G. Rainer).

Telecommunications (A. Nuciforo).

Streets (E. Schwarz).

Bridges (S. Schwartz & J. DePlasco).

Waterfront Infrastructure (R. Gordon).

Rail/Transit and Aviation (S. Weisberg).

Buses (N. Bellizzi).

Parks and Recreation (A. Bresnan & J. Bresnan).

Fiscal Concerns (G. Rainer).

Index.

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