Mannheim, Steve, 1962-
Walt Disney and the quest for community.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2002
|材料类型：||传记, 文献, 互联网资源|
|复制注解：||Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL|
|描述：||1 online resource (xviii, 199 p.) : ill., maps|
|详述：||Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.|
|内容：||Physical planning --
Transportation : the end of 'Autopia' --
Architecture and construction --
Site and technology --
Economic analysis and finance --
Regulation and community governance/social planning --
Operations and management --
EPCOT after Disney.
During the final months of his life, Walt Disney was consumed with the world-wide problems of cities. His development concept at the time of his death on December 15th, 1966 would be his team's conceptual response to the ills of the inner cities and the sprawl of the megalopolis: the "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow" or, as it became known, EPCOT. This beautifully written, instantly engrossing volume focuses on the original concept of EPCOT, which was conceived by Disney as an experimental community of about 20,000 people on the Disney World property in central Florida. With its radial plan, 50-acre town center enclosed by a dome, themed international shopping area, greenbelt, high-density apartments, satellite communities, monorail and underground roads, the original EPCOT plan is reminiscent of post-war Stockholm and the British New Towns, as well as today's transit-oriented development theory. Unfortunately, Disney himself did not live long enough to witness the realization of his "model city." However, EPCOT's evolution into projects such as the EPCOT Center and the town of Celebration displays a remarkable commitment by the Disney organization to the original EPCOT philosophy, one which continues to have relevance in the fields of planning and development.