The Planning of the Modern City: A Review of the Principles Governing City Planning

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John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 1916 - City planning - 423 pages
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Page 95 - In considering that subject, they could not but bear in mind that a city is to be composed principally of the habitations of men, and that strait sided, and right angled houses are the most cheap to build, and the most convenient to live in.
Page 352 - The board may divide the city into districts of such number, shape and area as it may deem best suited to carry out the purposes of this section. The regulations as to the height and bulk of buildings and the area of yards, courts and other open spaces shall be uniform for each class of buildings throughout each district.
Page 353 - ... to regulate and restrict, the location of trades and industries and the location of buildings designed for specified uses; to regulate and determine the area of yards, courts and other open spaces...
Page 380 - The legislature may authorize cities 'to take more land and property than is needed for actual construction in the laying out, widening, extending or relocating parks, public places, highways or streets; provided, however, that the additional land and property so authorized to be taken shall be no more than sufficient to form suitable building sites abutting on such park, public place, highway or street. After so much of the land and property has been appropriated for such park, public place, highway...
Page 357 - Planning by the Committee on City Plan of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, from time to time during the year beginning May 15, 1915, at a compensation not to exceed $5,000.
Page 91 - It is not improbable that considerable numbers may be collected at Harlem before the high hills to the southward of it shall be built upon as a city; and it is improbable that (for centuries to come) the grounds north of Harlem Flat will be covered with houses. To have come short of the extent laid out might therefore have defeated just expectations; and to have gone further might have furnished materials to the pernicious spirit of speculation.
Page 30 - Kings most excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the lords and commons in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That...
Page 352 - In order to avail itself of the powers conferred by this act, such legislative body shall appoint a commission, to be known as the zoning commission, to recommend the boundaries of the various original districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein.
Page 153 - It may not be out of place to refer in this connection to the interesting mechanism of the poison apparatus, as it is a matter not very generally known as yet, though clearly set forth by the researches of specialists, notably Dr. S. Weir Mitchell. The venomous fluid to be injected into a wound made by the teeth has nothing to do with the ordinary saliva, as...
Page 375 - ... among the owners or occupants of all the houses and lots intended to be benefited thereby, in proportion as nearly as may be to the advantage which each shall be deemed to acquire.

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