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The code of the city : standards and the hidden language of place making

Author: Eran Ben-Joseph
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Series: Urban and industrial environments.
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The author examines the relationship between standards and place making. He traces the evolution of codes and standards and analyses their impact on the modern city and its suburbs, arguing that it is time for development regulations to reflect site-specific and localised physical design.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ben-Joseph, Eran.
Code of the city.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2005
(OCoLC)646536708
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eran Ben-Joseph
ISBN: 0262025884 9780262025881 0262524457 9780262524452
OCLC Number: 61200811
Description: xxi, 241 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Four Tales ix --
Introduction: Standards and Rules in Shaping Place xiii --
I The Rise of the Rule Book --
1 Holding the Commons 3 --
2 Experts of the Trade 25 --
3 Neighborhoods Developed Scientifically 47 --
II Locked in Place --
4 Sanitized Cities 77 --
5 Regulating Developers 101 --
6 Second Nature 117 --
III Altering Inherited Traits --
7 Private Places and Design Innovation 133 --
8 Technogenesis and the Onset of Civic Design 151 --
9 Places First 167 --
Afterword: Places Nonstandard 187 --
Appendix A The Code of the City-Timeline 191 --
Appendix B The Code of the City-Matrix 201.
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments.
Responsibility: Eran Ben-Joseph.

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