The American City: What Works, What Doesn't

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 19, 2002 - Architecture - 560 pages
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This comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to urban planning and design in America analyzes key projects initiated in 250 U.S. urban areas and details which strategies and programs were successful and which failed.

New to the Second Edition:
* New sections on stadiums, entertainment centers, business improvement districts, tax credit housing
* Checklists and tables for field use
* A review of recent failures and successes

This classic reference, fully revised for the new millennium, provides proven strategies for professionals and invaluable real-world insights for students.

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A Realistic Approach to City
Ingredients of Success
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About the author (2002)

Alexander Garvin has combined a career in urban planning and real estate with teaching, architecture, and public service. He is currently Vice President for Planning, Design, and Development of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, commissioner on the New York City Planning Commission, and Managing Director for Planning NYC2012, the committee to bring the Summer Olympics to New York in 2012.

Garvin is Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning and Management at Yale University, where he has taught a wide range of subjects including "Introduction to the Study of the City," which for more than three decades has remained one of the most popular courses in Yale College.

Garvin is one of the principal authors of Urban Parks and Open Space published in 1997 jointly by the Trust for Public Land and the Urban Land Institute. His latest book Parks, Recreation, and Open Space: A 21st Century Agenda, was published in 2001 by the American Planning Association.

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