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The new urbanism : toward an architecture of community

Author: Peter Katz; Vincent Scully, Jr.; Todd W Bressi
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New Urbanism addresses many of the critical issues of our time: the decline of America's cities, the rebuilding of its crumbling infrastructure, housing affordability, crime and traffic congestion. Proponents suggest alternatives to the present sprawl and isolation they see as the consequence of decades of poorly planned suburban growth. The designs of New Urbanism integrate housing, shops, workplaces, parks and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Katz, Peter, 1954-
New urbanism.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1994
(OCoLC)624422172
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Katz; Vincent Scully, Jr.; Todd W Bressi
ISBN: 0070338892 9780070338890
OCLC Number: 27266097
Description: xlii, 245 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 x 28 cm
Contents: Preface / Peter Katz --
The Region / Peter Calthorpe --
The Neighborhood and the District / Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk --
The Street, the Block and the Building / Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides --
Planning the American Dream / Todd W. Bressi --
Establishing the Urban Pattern. Seaside. Laguna West. Kentlands. South Brenwood Village. Bamberton. Windsor. Communications Hill. Rosa Vista. A New Village in the Suburbs. Wellington --
Reconstructing the Urban Fabric. Cite Internationale. Downtown Hayward. Riviera Beach. Rio Vista West. Lake West. Downcity Providence. Orange Tree Courts. Atlantic Center. Mashpee Commons. Playa Vista. Jackson-Taylor. Highland District. Clinton. Downtown Los Angeles --
The Architecture of Community / Vincent Scully.
Responsibility: Peter Katz ; afterword by Vincent Scully ; essays by Todd Bressi [and others].
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"...informative and accessible...the highly instructive book is a must for architecture and urban planning collections, and suitable for the general reader." Library Journal 19931001

 
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