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Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns / Edition 1

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Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns / Edition 1

"The best streets in the world's villages, towns, andcities—whether modest or grand—continually remind onethat simplicity is part of the recipe for success in this art. Theadvice of Victor Dover and John Massengale, their historic examplesand their own designs, reflect that simplicity."
—From the Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales

“Street Design is a lucid, practical andaltogether indispensable guide for envisioning andcreating vibrant 21st century towns and cities. It should berequired reading for every local political leader, planner,architect, real estate developer and engaged urban citizen inAmerica."
—Kurt Andersen, host of Studio360 and author of TrueBelievers  

"We are going to start walking around the places we live again,and as that occurs and becomes normal, we will rapidly redevelop ademand for higher quality in building at the human scale."
—From the Afterword by James Howard Kunstler

“Your charrette traveling library must include theimportant Street Design book by Victor Dover and JohnMassengale.”—Bill Lennertz, ExecutiveDirector,  National Charrette Institute

“What an amazing resource!  For those who wish thatmy book, Walkable City, had pictures, this is the book foryou.  If either your work or your play includes the making ofplaces, you will find Street Design to be an invaluabletool.” Jeff Speck, AICP, CNU-A, LEED-AP,Hon. ASLA

Written by two accomplished architects and urban designers, thisuser-friendly street design manual shows both how to design newstreets and enhance existing ones. It offers step-by-stepinstruction and shares examples of excellent streets, examining theelements that make them successful as well as how they weredesigned and created. Topics also include strategies for shapingspace in the public right-of-way through correct building height tostreet width ratios, terminated vistas, landscaping, and streetgeometry. This book is a valuable resource for urban designers,planners, architects, and engineers.

With guest essays from: Kaid Benfield, David Brussat, JavierCenicacelaya, Hank Dittmar, Andres Duany, Douglas Duany, EmilyGlavey, Chip Kaufman, Ethan Kent, Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, LéonKrier, Gianni Longo, Thomas Low, Laura Lyon, Chuck Marohn, PaulMurrain, John Norquist, Stefanos Polyzoides, Gabriele Tagliaventiand Erik Vogt.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118066706
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 461,008
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Victor Dover, FAICP, is cofounder of Dover, Kohl &Partners Town Planning based in Coral Gables, Florida, a designpractice focused on restoring healthy neighborhoods as the basisfor sound communities and regions. He is former national chair ofthe Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) and lead designer of more than150 neighborhoods, urban revitalization programs, and regionalplans across the United States and abroad.

John Montague Massengale, AIA, is an architect and urbandesigner in New York City. He is a board member of the CNU, whichhas been called "the most important phenomenon to emerge inAmerican architecture in the post–Cold War era" and a formerDirector of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. WithRobert A. M. Stern, he was coauthor of New York 1900:Metropolitan Architecture and Urbanism 1890–1915 andThe Anglo-American Suburb.

Table of Contents

Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii


Chapter 2 Historic Streets 48

Chapter 3 Street Systems and Networks 164

Chapter 4 Retrofitted Streets 216

Chapter 5 New Streets 302

Chapter 6 CONCLUSION 362

Afterword by James Howard Kunstler 391

Index 393

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