Charter of the new urbanism

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McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Political Science - 194 pages
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An agenda for thriving urban centers, the San Francisco-based Congress for the New Urbanism is a leading force for modern design that encourages viable neighborhoods, conserves natural environments, and preserves our architectural heritage. Charter of the New Urbanism introduces you to the work of the world-class planners, architects and other professionals who are making the new urbanism happen. Charter contributors, including Andres Duany, Peter Calthorpe, and Liz Moule, explain strategies that range from large-scale, regional, to small-scale: blocks, streets and buildings. Revealing case studies help you understand the impact of geography, economics,development and urban patterns, public and private uses, transportation and pedestrian access, housing, building densities and land uses, codes, parks, shared use, safety, preservation and renewal, community identity and much more in this invaluable resource for design professionals.

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My interest in New Urbanism is high, but it wasn't high enough to sustain deep interest in this tome. I appreciate a breakdown of New Urbanism's 27 tenets, with an essay to explore each one, but the ... Read full review


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The Congress for the New Urbanism, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a rapidly growing nonprofit advocacy organization whose mission is to promote the restoration of existing urban centers and towns, encourage communities of real neighborhoods and diverse districts, conserve national environments, and preserve our built legacy.