Village Homes: A Community by Design

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559631112
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: 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

Foreword
Village Homes: Case Study in Land & Community Design
Introduction: A Community by Design 1
LAF Case Study Method and Village Homes 5
Design, Development, and Decision-Making 27
Design and Planning Concepts 33
The Development Program and Designer's Role 47
An Influential Community Design 51
Constructive Criticism, Practical Problems 63
Conclusions and Recommendations 77
Bibliography 85
Photo Credits 87
Sources of Information 88
Index 89
About the Author 92
Author Acknowledgments 92
Landscape Architecture Foundation Acknowledgments 93
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