RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 820818162 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3317600 T1 Good urbanism : six steps to creating prosperous places A1 Ellin, Nan., PB Island Press PP Washington, DC YR 2012 SN 9781610914475 1610914473 AB We all have a natural nesting instinct-we know what makes a good place. And a consensus has developed among urban planners and designers about the essential components of healthy, prosperous communities. So why aren't these ideals being put into practice? In Good Urbanism, Nan Ellin identifies the obstacles to creating thriving environments, and presents a six-step process to overcome them: prospect, polish, propose, prototype, promote, present. She argues that we need to reach beyond conventional planning to cultivate good ideas and leverage the resources to realize them. Ellin illustrates the process withten exemplary projects, from Envision Utah to Open Space Seattle. Each case study shows how to pair vision with practicality, drawing on our best natural instincts and new planning tools. For planners, urban designers, community developers, and students of these fields, Ellin's innovative approach offers an inspired, yet concrete path to building good places.