Remaking the City Street Grid

Remaking the City Street Grid

by Fanis Grammenos, G.R. Lovegrove


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786496044
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/04/2015
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Fanis Grammenos is the founder and director of Urban Pattern Associates, a planning consultancy and research firm credited with the conception of the Fused Grid model. He is a regular columnist for the Canadian Homebuilder magazine, a contributor to books and to planning journals, periodicals and web sites. He lives in Ottawa, Canada. G.R. Lovegrove is a professor of civil engineering and a research lead at the Sustainable Transport Safety (STS) Research Laboratory, at UBC’s new School of Engineering in Kelowna, Canada. He is an author, contributor and expert consultant on sustainability texts used today by governments and universities across the globe. He lives in Kelowna, Canada.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 5

1 The Idea of Pattern and Its Use 9

2 Networks and Their Users Under Stress 20

3 Adaptations, Transformations and Innovations 40

4 A Contemporary Pattern 79

5 The Fused Grid Design Process 104

6 Research Evidence on Key Expected Outcomes 123

7 Case Studies of Applications and Designs 147

Appendix: A Speculative Investigation into the Origins of Orthogonal Layouts 175

Chapter Notes 187

Bibliography 201

Index 205

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