The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community the New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community
The move to liveable communities--ideal small towns'' and neighborhoods where people work, live, play, and walk from place to place--is on. Profit from what a visionary group of architects leading this movement has learned about designing new small towns'' in Peter Katz's The New Urbanism. You'll discover the amazing potential for this kind of work as well as case studies,...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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This book looks at a new architectural/urban planning trend toward trying to make communities more traditional and livable. The book profiles a number of communities that have been designed according to these principles. I found the book to be too detailed for the general reader, although it would probably work well for a professional architect.
The book chronicles attempts to provide a view on "New Urbanism", which is basically a return to older town planning principles of mixed use, higher density housing, pedestrian scale, and priority of public over private. The majority of the book is case studies, with a fair amount of detail about design intentions and the building codes for making it happen. Unfortunately, most of case studies were of projects that had not been built at the time of publication. The essays at the beginning and en...more
This is such a thorough book about our built environment (think houses, stores, streets, etc.) and how we can change development patterns in positive ways. It's a classic in the planning field, but I think it's worth a wider audience.