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Envisioning better communities : seeing more options, making wiser choices

Author: Randall Arendt
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
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"The author's work has shaped a generation of planners, designers, and landscape architects. In this book, the author brings his insights to a broader public, with a profusely illustrated demonstration of how local officials, planning commissioners, and everyday citizens can work to make their communities more attractive, more habitable, and more sustainable. Despite the widespread acceptance of good design and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Arendt
ISBN: 9781351178006 1351178008
OCLC Number: 1011094366
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color), plans (chiefly color)
Contents: "Cover" --
"Half Title" --
"Title" --
"Copyright" --
"Contents" --
"Preface" --
"Introduction" --
"Part One: Balancing Development and Conservation through Community-wide Planning" --
"The Green Infrastructure" --
"The Transectâ#x80;#x94;A Schematic Paradigm" --
"Village Expansionâ#x80;#x94;An Ideal Approach" --
"The Status Quo Option of Doing Nothing" --
"Build-out Maps: Seeing the Future" --
"Community-wide Map of Potential Conservation Lands" --
"Protecting Community-wide Interconnected Networks of Open Space" --
"Part Two: Conservation Subdivision Designâ#x80;#x94;Recommended Procedures" --
"A Constructive Critique of Outmoded Subdivision Ordinance Provisions" --
"Context Maps" --
"Existing Resources/Site Analysis Map" --
"Site Walk" --
"Sketch Plan Overlay Sheet" --
"The Four-Step Design Approach" --
"Golf Course Development Analogy" --
"Residential Hands-On Design Exercise" --
"The Existing Resources/Site Analysis Map and Site Walk as a Foundation for the Sketch Plan" --
"Woodland versus Farmland Protection" --
"Applying Conservation Design Principles to a Site in Franklinville, New York" --
"Using Conservation Design to Protect Natural and Historic Resources" --
"Using Aerial Photos in Site Design" --
"Conserving Ephemeral Wetlandsâ#x80;#x94;Vernal Pools" --
"Conserving Historic and Cultural Features" --
"Conserving Orchards" --
"Conserving Meadows and Restoring Prairies" --
"Conserving Cropland" --
"Creating Vineyards, Almond Groves, and Edible Landscaping" --
"Creating Community Gardens, Community-Supported Agriculture, and Foraging Opportunities" --
"Conserving Woodland Habitat" --
"Conserving Public Viewsheds and Scenic Character" --
"Creating Footpaths, Bikeways, and Greenways" --
"Creating a Nursery Business" --
"Creating an Equestrian Business" --
"Restoring Wetlands and Fisheries" --
"Conserving Lakefronts and Riverfronts." "Economic Benefits of Conservation Design" --
"Conclusion" --
"Part Three: Residential Neighborhood Design Principles" --
"Historical Perspective" --
"Some Basic Considerations" --
"Growing the Village" --
"Blending Conservation Design with Traditional Town Planning Principles" --
"Crescents and Closes" --
"â#x80;#x9C;Greenletsâ#x80;#x9D; and Greens" --
"Attached Greens" --
"Internal Greens" --
"Bungalow Courts or Cottage Greens" --
"Positioning Green Space in Visually Prominent Locations" --
"Flag Lots" --
"Hedgerow Medians" --
"Greenway Streets" --
"Basins for More than Merely Water" --
"Locating Individual Septic Drainfields within Conservation Areas" --
"Preserving Roadside Vistas" --
"Improving Roadside Houselot Development" --
"Country Lanes" --
"Varying the House-to-Street Orientation" --
"Maintaining Modest Front Setbacks" --
"Siting Homes Off-Center" --
"Avoiding Protruding Garages" --
"Accessing Homes via Back Lanes or Alleys" --
"Recessing Front-Loaded Garages" --
"Side-Loading Garages" --
"Addressing Challenges Posed by Sloping Terrain" --
"â#x80;#x9C;Detached Townhousesâ#x80;#x9D;" --
"Invisible Affordable Housing" --
"Mandatory Inclusionary Housing" --
"Semidetached Homes" --
"Multifamily Residential" --
"Street Design Considerations" --
"Maintaining Traditional Street Patterns" --
"Shade Trees along Streets" --
"Traffic Calming" --
"Cul-de-Sacs" --
"Sidewalks" --
"Tweetens" --
"Street Pavement Width" --
"Yield Streets" --
"Part Four: Improving Downtown Appearance and Viability" --
"Design Principles" --
"Open Space Amenitiesâ#x80;#x94;Greens, Broadened Sidewalks, and Bikeways" --
"Build-To Lines" --
"Alcoves" --
"Mixed Uses and Minimum Heightâ#x80;#x94;Housing and Offices above Retail" --
"Screening Parking Lots from Adjacent Streets" --
"Hardscaping the Outdoor Roomâ#x80;#x94;Curbless Streets for Pedestrians" --
"Learning from Failed Pedestrianized Streets" --
"Pedestrian-Friendly Infill." "Reducing Massing" --
"Historic Building Rehabilitation" --
"Inexpensive Fixes" --
"Using Historic Photos" --
"Plywood Choices and Concrete Plinths" --
"Stall Risers" --
"Shop Signs" --
"Transom Windows" --
"Retaining Architectural Trim Features" --
"Part Five: Transforming Highway Commercial Strips into Mixed Use Centers and Corridors" --
"Some Philosophical Considerations" --
"Opportunities and Techniques" --
"Demolitionâ#x80;#x94;Opportunities for Positive Change" --
"Reorganizing Development Intensity along Highway Corridors" --
"Reclaiming the Strip" --
"Modern Highway Roundabouts" --
"Envisioning Positive Change" --
"Maximum Front Setback, Rear Parking" --
"Redeveloping Failed Shopping Centers" --
"Modifying Existing Buildings and Parking" --
"Incorporating Historic Buildings into Roadside Development" --
"Reinforcing a Country Crossroads" --
"Gateways and Centers" --
"Open Space as a Gateway Concept" --
"Big Box Retail along the Gateway" --
"Landscaping Light Industry along the Gateway" --
"Shade Tree Planting along Highway Corridors" --
"Highways through Village Centersâ#x80;#x94;an Example from the Heartland" --
"Chains and Franchises" --
"McDonaldâ#x80;#x99;s Definitely Able to Adapt" --
"Arbyâ#x80;#x99;s" --
"Taco Bell" --
"Dunkinâ#x80;#x99; Donuts" --
"Dairy Queenâ#x80;#x94;Minimum Building Size" --
"Chain Drug Stores" --
"Walmart" --
"Makeovers" --
"Auto-Related Uses" --
"Car Washes" --
"Auto-Body Repair Shops" --
"Vehicle Sales Agencies" --
"Quick Lubes" --
"Tire Sales and Repair Shops" --
"Muffler Replacement Shops" --
"Gas Station Canopies" --
"Pump Location" --
"Gas Price Signage" --
"Signs with Movable Lettering" --
"Miscellaneous Land Uses" --
"Hardware Stores" --
"Self-Storage Facilities" --
"Hair Salons" --
"Churches" --
"Other Design Issues" --
"Minimum Building Height" --
"Multilevel Buildings on Sloping Sites" --
"Landscapingâ#x80;#x94;Retaining Existing Trees." "Landscapingâ#x80;#x94;Planting and Maintaining New Deciduous Canopy Trees" --
"Preventing Tree Butchery" --
"Planting Evergreen Trees" --
"Walkways in Commercial and Mixed Use Developments" --
"Green Space in Commercial and Mixed Use Developments" --
"Courtyards and Outdoor Rooms" --
"Landscaped Berms" --
"Stormwater Management Issues" --
"â#x80;#x9C;Rain Jailsâ#x80;#x9D; versus Wildlife Ponds" --
"Parking Lot Rain Gardens" --
"Rain Gardens as Entry Features" --
"Light Pollution and Dark Sky Issues" --
"Hooded Lamps" --
"Gas Station Canopies" --
"Internally Illuminated Signs" --
"Industrial Park Site Design Choices" --
"Demonstration Sites within Chautauqua County, New York" --
"Westfield Business Park" --
"Ellicott Highway Corridor Business Park" --
"Conclusion: Where to Go from Here" --
"Appendix 1: Image Preference Survey" --
"The Purpose and Process" --
"The Results: Commercial/Industrial" --
"The Results: Residential" --
"Appendix 2: Making Your Design Review Process Defensible: A Case Study from Washington State" --
"Appendix 3: Road Access Control Ordinance" --
"Appendix 4: Birmingham Crossroads Overlay District Standards, Milton, Georgia" --
"Appendix 5: Suggestions for Further Reading" --
"About the Author" --
"Art Credits."
Responsibility: Randall Arendt.

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"The author's work has shaped a generation of planners, designers, and landscape architects. In this book, the author brings his insights to a broader public, with a profusely illustrated demonstration of how local officials, planning commissioners, and everyday citizens can work to make their communities more attractive, more habitable, and more sustainable. Despite the widespread acceptance of good design and planning principles throughout the professions, too many of our towns and rural areas remain needlessly ugly and inefficient. In side by side comparisons of similar places and kinds of buildings, the author shows that we need not live amid sprawling, characterless visual blight. Simple design choices and effective municipal decisions can have tremendous impacts on the quality of our communities. Written in the author's well-known clear, accessible, nontechnical style, this book creates a sense of hope for those who face the everyday challenges of working with developers and landowners to create places that make economic, environmental, and aesthetic sense. The author shows us that with diligence, thoughtfulness, and care, we can make our communities better in countless ways."--Provided by publisher.

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