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Public parks : the key to livable communities

Author: Alexander Garvin; Ronda Brands
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Everything that anybody (whether they are citizen activists, or public officials, or professional landscape architects, architects, and planners) needs to know about the critical role public parks play in creating livable communities. Millions of dollars are being spent on restoring parks and creating new ones. Planner Alexander Garvin explains the rationales for their existence, the forms they take, their value,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Garvin; Ronda Brands
ISBN: 9780393732795 0393732797
OCLC Number: 558677017
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: The emergence of public parks --
Key roles --
Quantifying value --
Park development --
Site selection and adaptation --
Design influences --
Parks as evolving artifacts --
Parkways and park systems --
Stewardship --
Finance and governance --
The role of the public --
Sustainability: the key to success.
Other Titles: Key to livable communities
Responsibility: Alexander Garvin ; edited by Ronda Brands.

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Everything that landscape architects, architects, planners, civic officials, and citizen activists need to know about the critical urban role of public parks.  Read more...

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