The new urbanism: toward an architecture of community

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McGraw-Hill, 1994 - Architecture - 245 pages
Reacting to yesterday's suburban sprawl and failed urban development, a coalition has formed of innovative architects, developers, and builders in what has become known as the 'New Urbanism'. This widely publicized movement seeks to bring back the basic amenities that make communities work - culturally diverse housing; easy access to work, play and schools; and efficient transportation. The New Urbanism shows this visionary movement in action in 'edge cities' on the fringes of existing metropolitan areas as well as in separate satellite communities. Featuring the work of such noted planners and architects as Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Peter Calthorpe... richly illustrated with over 180 full-color photographs, site plans, and project renderings... and complete with project specifications and feedback from participants, the book gives architectural and planning professionals invaluable tips and techniques for building the livable cities of the 21st century!

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The New Urbanism is a movement that seeks to restore a civil realm to urban planning and a sense of place to our communities. It is a tangible response to the failed Modernist planning that has ... 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.