Village Homes: A Community by Design

Village Homes: A Community by Design

by Mark Francis, LAF
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559631112

ISBN-13: 9781559631112

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Island Press

The Village Homes neighborhood in Davis, California is one of the few long-standing examples of sustainable community design. Mark Francis has been studying Village Homes for more than two decades and brings together existing research and writing on the community, studies about the children of Village Homes he conducted throughout the 1980s, and interviews with

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Overview

The Village Homes neighborhood in Davis, California is one of the few long-standing examples of sustainable community design. Mark Francis has been studying Village Homes for more than two decades and brings together existing research and writing on the community, studies about the children of Village Homes he conducted throughout the 1980s, and interviews with many parties involved with the project including designers, residents, gardeners, and maintenance people. He takes a critical look at Village Homes, addressing its failures as well as its successes, and examines the question of why, despite its success, this development has not been replicated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559631112
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Landscape Architecture Foundation Land and Community Design Case Study Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword \ L. Susan Everett, Landscape Architecture Foundation
Village Homes: Case Study in Land & Community Design
Introduction: A Community by Design
Chapter 1. LAF Case Study Method and Village Homes
Chapter 2. Design, Development, and Decision-Making
Chapter 3. Design and Planning Concepts
Chapter 4. The Development Program and Designer's Role
Chapter 5. An Influential Community Design
Chapter 6. Constructive Criticism, Practical Problems
Chapter 7. Conclusions and Recommendations
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Sources of Information
Index
About the Author
Author Acknowledgments
Landscape Architecture Foundation Acknowledgments

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