skip to content
The humane metropolis : people and nature in the 21st-century city Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The humane metropolis : people and nature in the 21st-century city

Author: Rutherford H Platt; Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press in association with Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Four-fifths of Americans now live in the nation's sprawling metropolitan areas, and half of the world's population is now classified as "urban." As cities become the dominant living environment for humans, there is growing concern about how to make such places more habitable, more healthy and safe, more ecological, and more equitable-in short, more "humane."" "This book explores the prospects for a more humane  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rutherford H Platt; Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
ISBN: 1558495541 9781558495548 1558495533 9781558495531
OCLC Number: 1012080312
Notes: Conference papers.
Description: viii, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: The man who loved cities? Whyte on Whyte : a walk in the city / Eugenie L. Birch --
Holly Whyte's journalism of place / Charles E. Little --
The energizer / Ann Louise Strong --
Sowing the seeds / Thomas Balsley --
The wit and wisdom of Holly Whyte / Albert LaFarge --
From city parks to regional green infrastructure. The excellent city park system : what makes it great and how to get there / Peter Harnik --
The role of place attachment in sustaining urban parks / Robert L. Ryan --
Respecting nature's design in metropolitan Portland, Oregon / Michael C. Houck --
Promoting health and fitness through urban design / Anne C. Lusk --
A metropolitan New York biosphere reserve? / William D. Solecki and Cynthia Rosenzweig --
Restoring urban nature : projects and process. Restoring urban ecology : the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area experience / Steven E. Clemants and Steven N. Handel --
Urban watershed management: the Milwaukee River experience / Laurin N. Sievert --
Green futures for industrial brownfields / Christopher A. De Sousa --
Ecological citizenship : the democratic promise of restoration / Andrew Light --
A More humane metropolis for whom? Race, poverty, and the humane metropolis / Carl Anthony --
Fortress America : separate and not equal / Edward J. Blakely --
The "organization man" in the Twenty-first Century : an urbanist view / Deborah E. Popper and Frank J. Popper --
Sustainability programs in the South Bronx / Thalya Parrilla --
Designing a more humane metropolis. The smile index / Andrew G. Wiley-Schwartz --
Zoning incentives to create public spaces : lessons from New York City / Jerold S. Kayden --
Criteria for a greener metropolis / Mary V. Rickel Pelletier --
Building the right shade of green / Colin M. Cathcart --
Green urbanism in European cities / Timothy Beatley --
Pathways to more humane urban places / Rutherford H. Platt.
Responsibility: edited by Rutherford H. Platt.
More information:

Abstract:

"Four-fifths of Americans now live in the nation's sprawling metropolitan areas, and half of the world's population is now classified as "urban." As cities become the dominant living environment for humans, there is growing concern about how to make such places more habitable, more healthy and safe, more ecological, and more equitable-in short, more "humane."" "This book explores the prospects for a more humane metropolis through a series of essays and case studies that consider why and how urban places can be made greener and more amenable. Its point of departure is the legacy of William H. Whyte (1917-1999), one of America's most admired urban thinkers. Whyte laid the foundation for today's "smart growth" and "new urbanist" movements with books such as The Last Landscape (1968). His passion for improving the habitability of cities and suburbs is reflected in the diverse grassroots urban design and regreening strategies discussed in this volume. Included in the back of the book is a DVD of a 22-minute film created by Ted White, which serves as a companion to the text. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1012080312> # The humane metropolis : people and nature in the 21st-century city
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1012080312" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Place/amherst> ; # Amherst
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Topic/city_planning> ; # City planning
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Topic/city_planning_united_states> ; # City planning--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Topic/urban_ecology_sociology> ; # Urban ecology (Sociology)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Topic/greenbelts_united_states> ; # Greenbelts--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Topic/greenbelts> ; # Greenbelts
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Topic/urban_ecology_sociology_united_states> ; # Urban ecology (Sociology)--United States
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/307.760973/e22/> ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Person/platt_rutherford_h> ; # Rutherford H. Platt
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Organization/lincoln_institute_of_land_policy> ; # Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
    schema:copyrightYear "2006" ;
    schema:datePublished "2006" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/795540664> ;
    schema:genre "Conference papers and proceedings"@en ;
    schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
    schema:genre "Conference publication"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The humane metropolis : people and nature in the 21st-century city"@en ;
    schema:productID "1012080312" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1012080312#PublicationEvent/amherst_university_of_massachusetts_press_in_association_with_lincoln_institute_of_land_policy_cambridge_2006> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Agent/university_of_massachusetts_press_in_association_with_lincoln_institute_of_land_policy_cambridge> ; # University of Massachusetts Press in association with Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1012080312#Review/-140153860> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0616/2006019435.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781558495548> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781558495531> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA644728> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1012080312> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Agent/university_of_massachusetts_press_in_association_with_lincoln_institute_of_land_policy_cambridge> # University of Massachusetts Press in association with Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University of Massachusetts Press in association with Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Organization/lincoln_institute_of_land_policy> # Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "Lincoln Institute of Land Policy." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Person/platt_rutherford_h> # Rutherford H. Platt
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Platt" ;
    schema:givenName "Rutherford H." ;
    schema:name "Rutherford H. Platt" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Place/united_states> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Topic/city_planning_united_states> # City planning--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "City planning--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Topic/greenbelts_united_states> # Greenbelts--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Greenbelts--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Topic/urban_ecology_sociology> # Urban ecology (Sociology)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Urban ecology (Sociology)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795540664#Topic/urban_ecology_sociology_united_states> # Urban ecology (Sociology)--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Urban ecology (Sociology)--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781558495531>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1558495533" ;
    schema:isbn "9781558495531" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781558495548>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1558495541" ;
    schema:isbn "9781558495548" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1012080312#Review/-140153860>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1012080312> ; # The humane metropolis : people and nature in the 21st-century city
    schema:reviewBody ""Four-fifths of Americans now live in the nation's sprawling metropolitan areas, and half of the world's population is now classified as "urban." As cities become the dominant living environment for humans, there is growing concern about how to make such places more habitable, more healthy and safe, more ecological, and more equitable-in short, more "humane."" "This book explores the prospects for a more humane metropolis through a series of essays and case studies that consider why and how urban places can be made greener and more amenable. Its point of departure is the legacy of William H. Whyte (1917-1999), one of America's most admired urban thinkers. Whyte laid the foundation for today's "smart growth" and "new urbanist" movements with books such as The Last Landscape (1968). His passion for improving the habitability of cities and suburbs is reflected in the diverse grassroots urban design and regreening strategies discussed in this volume. Included in the back of the book is a DVD of a 22-minute film created by Ted White, which serves as a companion to the text. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.