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Repairing the American Metropolis: Common Place Revisited

Repairing the American Metropolis: Common Place Revisited

by Douglas S. Kelbaugh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295982045
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Series: Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 727,800
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Douglas Kelbaugh is professor of architecture and urban planning in Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and former principal in Kelbaugh, Calthorpe & Associates in Seattle and in Kelbaugh + Lee in Princeton, New Jersey. Among many other writings, he coauthored the national best seller The Pedestrian Pocket Book.

Table of Contents


Introduction1. Suburban Sprawl: Paved with Good Intentions2. Critical Regionalism: An Architecture of Place3. Typology: An Architecture of Limits4. New Urbanism: Versus Everyday Urbanism and Post Urbanism5. Public Policy: What We Should Do A.S.A.P.


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Don Prowler

Repairing the American Metropolis is written with such exquisite clarity and confidence, it is easy to overlook that Doug Kelbaugh is arguing for nothing less than a fundamental reconsideration of contemporary American architecture and planning.

Andres Duany

This is the most sophisticated critical presentation of the New Urbanism to be found anywhere.

Alex Krieger

At once a primer on how architecture, urban design, and metropolitan planning can be pursued in a key that resonates with sustainability and wise stewardship of the environment and a compelling polemic on why such thinking will produce better places to pursue our livelihoods and live out our lives.

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