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All too often, no one - not the public, not city officials, not developers - is happy with the course of new development. But growing support for urban design and successful examples of redesigned cities are signs of positive change. In this book, Jonathan Barnett explains how design can reshape suburban growth patterns, revitalize older cities, and retrofit metropolitan areas where earlier development went wrong. He describes, in detail, specific techniques, materials, and technologies that should be known (but often aren't) by planners, public officials, and citizens - and, in the process, makes a valuable contribution to the development initiatives of the future.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781884829710
Audience: Professional & Vocational
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 312
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publication Date: 15 Apr 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publication City, Country: Chicago, United States
Dimensions (cm): 26.2(H) x 18.5(L)
Weight (gm): 872

 

Author Biography

Jonathan Barnett, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Certified Planners, is a professor of practice in city and regional planning and director of the urban design program at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked as an urban design consultant for many cities and is the author of Smart Growth in a Changing World, also published by the American Planning Association.
Redesigning Cities: Principles, Practice, Implementation
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