The Smart Growth Manual
Everyone is calling for smart growth...but what exactly is it?
In The Smart Growth Manual, two leading city planners provide a thorough answer. From the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window box, they address the pressing challenges of urban development with easy-to-follow advice and broad array of best practices.
With their landmark book Suburban Nation, Andres Duany and Jeff Speck "set forth more clearly than anyone has done in our time the elements of good town planning" (The New Yorker). With this long-awaited companion volume, the authors have organized the latest contributions of new urbanism, green design, and healthy communities into a comprehensive handbook, fully illustrated with the built work of the nation's leading practitioners.
"The Smart Growth Manual is an indispensable guide to city planning. This kind of progressive development is the only way to fully restore our economic strength and create new jobs, new industries, and a renewed ability to compete in the first rank of world economies." -- Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco
"Authors Andres Duany, Jeff Speck, and Mike Lydon have created The Smart Growth Manual, a resource which not only explains the overarching ideals of smart growth, but a manual that takes the time to show smart growth principles at each geographic scale (region, neighborhood, street, building). I highly recommend [it] as a part of any community participantís or urban plannerís desktop references." -- LocalPlan.org
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Review: The Smart Growth ManualUser Review - Brandon Whyte - Goodreads
Good Introduction to Smart Growth and New Urbanist ideas. Read full review
Review: The Smart Growth ManualUser Review - Jason - Goodreads
A quick, easy read so I won't complain. I do wish there were more historic references or a better narrative or dialogue connecting the past, and also informing the reader as to why and how the ... Read full review
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