The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community

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McGraw-Hill Education, Oct 1, 1993 - Architecture - 288 pages
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The move to liveable communities--ideal ``small towns'' and neighborhoods where people work, live, play, and walk from place to place--is on. Profit from what a visionary group of architects leading this movement has learned about designing new ``small towns'' in Peter Katz's The New Urbanism. You'll discover the amazing potential for this kind of work as well as case studies, site plans, project analyses, and 180 beautiful photographs. This unique reference also tackles--and answers--the critical issues of crime, health, traffic, environmental degradation, and economic vitality and opens a startling window on the look and feel of future communities. Every designer can profit from this guide to building the utopias of tomorrow--today!

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Review: The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community the New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community

User Review  - Jim Dressner - Goodreads

The book chronicles attempts to provide a view on "New Urbanism", which is basically a return to older town planning principles of mixed use, higher density housing, pedestrian scale, and priority of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Watkins - Goodreads

Loved the clear examples, the photographs and plans, and the introductions to key thinkers like Peter Calthorpe. Read full review

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Peter Katz is a design and marketing consultant based in San Francisco, California, and Seattle, Washington. He has directed real estate-related projects throughout the U.S. and the Pacific Rim. Katz studied architecture and graphic design at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree and the Royal Society of Arts (London) honor award upon graduation. Katz lectures frequently on urban issues to university audiences and citizens' groups.

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