The Fractured Metropolis: Improving the New City, Restoring the Old City, Reshaping the Region

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IconEds., 1995 - Political Science - 250 pages
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In his latest book Jonathan Barnett explores the new realities and opportunities for the design of the metropolitan region. Architect, teacher, and urban designer, Barnett cites specific examples from around the country demonstrating how bypassed areas in the old city can become real estate opportunities, how new types of zoning can facilitate development at metropolitan edges without destroying the landscape, and how metropolitan planning can repair our environment and communities. The book describes ways to write effective urban and suburban planning guidelines; methods for making highways and transportation systems further overall planning goals; designs that make conservation areas and public places create more value for development; techniques for promoting successful historic districts; and much more, including the basic elements of city design and a national agenda for action. There are 152 plans, diagrams, and photographs integrated with the text.

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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 "Redesigning Cities," also published by the American Planning Association.

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