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The Smart Growth Manual / Edition 1

The Smart Growth Manual / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780071376754
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 597,608
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Andres Duany, FAIA, CNU, is a founding principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). DPZ is a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. Since 1980, DPZ has designed more than 300 new towns, regional plans, and community revitalization projects. Duany is cofounder of the Congress for New Urbanism and the recipient of several honorary doctorates and awards, including the National Building Museum’s Vincent J. Scully Prize and the Richard H. Driehaus Prize.

Jeff Speck AICP, CNU, LEED-AP, Hon. ASLA, spent 10 years as director of town planning at DPZ, where he led or managed more than 40 of the firm’s projects. Subsequent to the publication of Suburban Nation, he was appointed director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he created the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, a program that brings smart growth techniques to state leadership. After four years at the Endowment, he founded Speck & Associates, a design consultancy serving public officials and the real estate industry. He is a contributing editor to Metropolis magazine.

Mike Lydon CNU, is an urban planner, writer, and livable streets activist. Before founding The Street Plans Collaborative, an urban planning firm specializing in alternative transportation and the public realm, he worked for DPZ, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, and Smart Growth Vermont. He is currently a Next American City Urban Vanguard and serves as a board member for the Miami Bicycle Coalition.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Region;
Chapter 1. Regional Principles;
Chapter 2. The Regional Plan;
Chapter 3. Regional Transportation;
Part 2: The Neighborhood;
Chapter 4. Natural Context;
Chapter 5. -Neighborhood Components;
Chapter 6. Neighborhood Structure;
Part 3: The Street;
Chapter 7. Thoroughfare Network;
Chapter 8. Thoroughfare Design;
Chapter 9. Public Streetscape;
Chapter 10. Private Streetscape;
Chapter 11. Parking;
Part 4: The Building;
Chapter 12. Building Types;
Chapter 13. Green Construction;
Chapter 14. Architectural Design;
Appendix: Useful Statements, Smart Growth Directory, Acknowledgments, Image Credits;

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josh.oconner on LibraryThing 6 months ago
Authors Andres Duany, Jeff Speck, and Mike Lydon have created The Smart Growth Manual, a resource which not only explains the overarching ideals of smart growth, but a manual that takes the time to show smart growth principles at each geographic scale (region, neighborhood, street, building). The Smart Growth Manual bounces back and forth (in a beautifully organized manner) between steps for the implementation of smart growth and key concepts. The format of The Smart Growth Manual allows for each concept to be referenced and reviewed quickly (each concept is explained in about half a page). I found The Smart Growth Manual to be the type of reference that you would throw in your bag before heading to your community association meeting or grab on your way to a city council hearing about a new development. The information is presented in such a simplistic, uncluttered format that you can use it almost like a dictionary. Instead of wondering whether a particular idea really is smart growth you can flip to it in the manual and understand how the concept would work and how it relates to other principles of smart growth. More importantly it can be used to better articulate community goals through providing an accessible guide to smart growth in an attainable format for charrettes, community meetings, etc. To make The Smart Growth Manual all the more enticing, the pages are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and it's pretty much pocket sized (so you don't have to lug around yet another huge manual in addition to ordinances and the like). The pages feature vivid illustrations and photographs of each concept so it's not a struggle to understand or explain a concept. I highly recommend The Smart Growth Manual as a part of any community participant's or urban planner's desktop references.
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