Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities (Google eBook)
The topic of streets and street design is of compelling interest today as public officials, developers, and community activists seek to reshape urban patterns to achieve more sustainable forms of growth and development. Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities traces ideas about street design and layout back to the early industrial era in London suburbs and then on through their institutionalization in housing and transportation planning in the United States. It critiques the situation we are in and suggests some ways out that are less rigidly controlled, more flexible, and responsive to local conditions.
Originally published in 1997, this edition includes a new introduction that addresses topics of current interest including revised standards from the Institute of Transportation Engineers; changes in city plans and development standards following New Urbanist, Smart Growth, and sustainability principles; traffic calming; and ecologically oriented street design.
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Review: Streets and the Shaping of Towns and CitiesUser Review - Andrew - Goodreads
Great book if you are curious about everyday street life in American residential neighborhods, why they are the way the are today - thanks to many years of civil and urban engineering. A very well ... Read full review
Review: Streets and the Shaping of Towns and CitiesUser Review - Sarah - Goodreads
An easy read and enjoyable if you are into urban design and design standards. Read full review
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