Design tomorrow's transit villages today. Now you can see first-hand how such goundbreaking transit villages as Mission Valley station in San Diego and Ballston Station in northern Virginia are setting a new standard in urban development. In Transit Villages in the 21st Century, by Michael S. Bernick and Robert Burke Cervero, you'll see how to design efficient, environmentally friendly transit communities that hug metropolitan rail systems to reduce gridlock and spur growth. It shows you how to handle everything from transportation and real estate development to zoning, site planning and master planning. . .develop pedestrian access, mixed-use environments and diversified housing. . .create a sense of place'' in these unique communities. . .and much more. You also get detailed case studies showing how you can apply recent transit village successes in the U.S., Sweden, Canada and other countries.
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The first book on a revolution in community planning that's destined to transform--and dramatically improve--the quality of urban and suburban life! a Reinvigorated rail transit system offering an alternative to traffic jams, urban sprawl, and disconnected land uses. . .New communities along each metropolitan rail system--consisting of civic plazas near train entrances, pleasant walking environs, diversity in housing, compactness, and the intangibles of a "sense of place". . .These are the components of the new transit villages that are already taking shape in cities and suburbs across America and overseas. Now, for the first time, there's a comprehensive study of this exciting new trend in community planning! Here's your chance to learn from the engineering transit villages in the United States--including Pleasant Hill and Fruitvale in the San Francisco Bay area, Ballston and Bethesda in Washington, D.C., the Mission Valley and Barrio Logan stations in San Diego--as well as transit villages abroad in Sweden, Singapore, and Tokyo. Discover what every urban planner, architect, attorney, developer, and transportation engineer should know about: The best methods of creating pedestrian access, diversified housing, community safety, and mixed-use communities; Providing such important amenities as attractive landscaping, urban art, public open spaces, and pedestrian plazas; Responding in innovative, groundbreaking ways to the complex issues of land use, transportation planning, community development, local economics. . .and much more!
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070054754
Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0070054754
Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070054754
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