Redesigning Cities: Principles, Practice, Implementation

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Planners Press, 2003 - Political Science - 312 pages
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All too often, no one—neither the public, city officials, nor developers—is happy with the course of new development. But growing support for urban design and successful examples of redesigned cities are signs of positive change. In this book, Jonathan Barnett explains how design can reshape suburban growth patterns, revitalize older cities, and retrofit metropolitan areas where earlier development went wrong. He describes, in detail, specific techniques, materials, and technologies that should be known (but often aren't) by planners, public officials, and citizens—and, in the process, makes a valuable contribution to the development initiatives of the future.

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Jonathan Barnett, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Certified Planners, is a professor of practice in city and regional planning and director of the urban design program at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked as an urban design consultant for many cities and is the author of Smart Growth in a Changing World, also published by the American Planning Association.    

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