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Civitas by design : building better communities, from the garden city to the new urbanism

Author: Howard Gillette, Jr.
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Civitas by Design takes a critical look at the history of the use of urban planning to strengthen civic ties in the United States over the course of the twentieth century.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Gillette, Jr.
ISBN: 9780812242478 0812242475
OCLC Number: 463675097
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Progressive reform through environmental intervention --
The garden city in America --
The city : film as artifact --
The evolution of neighborhood planning --
The planned shopping center in suburb and city --
James Rouse and American city planning --
The new urbanism: "organizing things that matter" --
Civitas in the design of low-income housing.
Responsibility: Howard Gillette, Jr.

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"Howard Gillette provides a masterful survey of major themes in American planning and social thought over the course of the twentieth century on the proper design and function of urban areas. The Read more...

 
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