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City : rediscovering the center

Author: William Hollingsworth Whyte
Publisher: Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.
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In a challenging and provocative book, William Whyte, author of the classic The Organization Man, observes the influence public spaces have on the people who use them. In this exploration of  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Hollingsworth Whyte
ISBN: 9780812220742 0812220749
OCLC Number: 636367306
Description: 388 S : Ill.
Contents: Foreword, by Paco Underhill1. Introduction2. The Social Life of the Street3. Street People4. The Skilled Pedestrian5. The Physical Street6. The Sensory Street7. The Design of Spaces8. Water, Wind, Trees, and Light9. The Management of Spaces10. The Undesirables11. Carrying Capacity12. Steps and Entrances13. Concourses and Skyways14. Megastructures15. Blank Walls16. The Rise and Fall of Incentive Zoning17. Sun and Shadow18. Bounce Light19. Sun Easements20. The Corporate Exodus21. The Semi-Cities22. How to Dullify Downtown23. Tightening Up24. The Case for Gentrification25. Return to the AgoraAppendicesA. Digest of Open-Space Zoning Provisions in New York CityB. Mandating of Retailing at Street LevelNotesBibliographyIndexAcknowledgments
Responsibility: William H. Whyte.


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