The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community

3.56 avg rating
( 68 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780070338890: 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, site plans, project analyses, and 180 beautiful photographs. This unique reference also tackles--and answers--the critical issues of crime, health, traffic, environmental degradation, and economic vitality and opens a startling window on the look and feel of future communities. Every designer can profit from this guide to building the utopias of tomorrow--today!

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"A growing movement to replace charmless suburban sprawl with civilized, familiar places that people love." So wrote Time Magazine in a recent article about Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Peter Calthorpe, leaders of the dynamic urban design revolution coming to be known as the New Urbanism. Their breakthrough planning conceptspropose a vision of the future that combines the best of the past with the realities and modern conveniences of today.

Part of a broader trend toward the restoration of community and concern for a more sustainable environment, the New Urbanism addresses many of the crucial issues of our time: the decline of America's cities, the rebuilding of its crumbling infrastructure, housing affordability, crime and traffic congestion. Not without controversy, the proponents of this new design approach suggest bold alternatives to the present sprawl and isolation that they see as the consequence of five decadesof poorly planned suburban growth. Like the successful older neighborhoods and small towns where many of us grew up, the designs of the New Urbanism integrate housing, shops, workplaces, parks and civil facilities into close-knit communities that are both charming and functional. Walkability is key, but cars aren't excluded.

Public places lie at the heart of these designs which set aside their most valued sites for parks, schools, churches, meeting halls and other civic uses. Affordability is also an important consideration--a wide range from Seaside, the acclaimed new resort town in Florida's panhandle, to a revitalization plan for the deteriorating core ofdowntown Los Angeles. Also included is a mobile-home village in Arizona (cited by Progressive Architecture in its annual design awards), the rebuilding of the nation's largest "urban renewal" housing project in Texas and a "sustainable community" for 12,000 in British Columbia.

Initiated by developers, government agencies and/orcitizen advocacy groups, these pioneering new communities and infill projects offer simple yet compelling solutions to many frequently encountered planning problems. The extensively documented case studies in this book include photographs, drawings, diagrams and urban design codes--more than 500 images in all, a majority of which are in color. Essays by the movement's leading practitioners clearly articulate the principles of the New Urbanism. Commentaries by prominent architecture and urban planning theorists complete this comprehensive publication.

The New Urbanism advocates an ambitious yet pragmatic agenda for the building and rebuilding of our neighborhoods, towns and cities. This book provides an invaluable guide to this emerging movement forarchitects, urban planners, civic leaders and concerned citizens; it is also must reading for anyone who cares about the future of America's communities.

About the Author:

Peter Katz is a design and marketing consultant based in San Francisco, California, and Seattle, Washington. He has directed real estate-related projects throughout the U.S. and the Pacific Rim. Katz studied architecture and graphic design at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree and the Royal Society of Arts (London) honor award upon graduation. Katz lectures frequently on urban issues to university audiences and citizens' groups.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Peter Katz
Published by McGraw-Hill Education (1993)
ISBN 10: 0070338892 ISBN 13: 9780070338890
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0070338892

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Peter Katz
Published by McGraw-Hill Professional (1993)
ISBN 10: 0070338892 ISBN 13: 9780070338890
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070338892

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Katz, Peter
Published by McGraw-Hill Education (1993)
ISBN 10: 0070338892 ISBN 13: 9780070338890
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070338892

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 57.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

KATZ
Published by Mcgraw Hill Publishers
ISBN 10: 0070338892 ISBN 13: 9780070338890
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mcgraw Hill Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0070338892

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 63.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Katz, Peter
Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0070338892 ISBN 13: 9780070338890
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
SGS Trading Inc
(Franklin Lakes, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0070338892 New US Edition Textbook, Ships with Emailed Tracking from USA. Bookseller Inventory # Z0070338892ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 70.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.89
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Katz, Peter
ISBN 10: 0070338892 ISBN 13: 9780070338890
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1993. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VJ-9780070338890

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 70.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Peter Katz
Published by McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States (1993)
ISBN 10: 0070338892 ISBN 13: 9780070338890
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States, 1993. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. 269 x 224 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A growing movement to replace charmless suburban sprawl with civilized, familiar places that people love. So wrote Time Magazine in a recent article about Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Peter Calthorpe, leaders of the dynamic urban design revolution coming to be known as the New Urbanism. Their breakthrough planning concepts propose a vision of the future that combines the best of the past with the realities and modern conveniences of today. Part of a broader trend toward the restoration of community and concern for a more sustainable environment, the New Urbanism addresses many of the crucial issues of our time: the decline of America s cities, the rebuilding of its crumbling infrastructure, housing affordability, crime and traffic congestion. Not without controversy, the proponents of this new design approach suggest bold alternatives to the present sprawl and isolation that they see as the consequence of five decadesof poorly planned suburban growth.Like the successful older neighborhoods and small towns where many of us grew up, the designs of the New Urbanism integrate housing, shops, workplaces, parks and civil facilities into close-knit communities that are both charming and functional.Walkability is key, but cars aren t excluded. Public places lie at the heart of these designs which set aside their most valued sites for parks, schools, churches, meeting halls and other civic uses. Affordability is also an important consideration - a wide range from Seaside, the acclaimed new resort town in Florida s panhandle, to a revitalization plan for the deteriorating core of downtown Los Angeles.Also included is a mobile-home village in Arizona (cited by Progressive Architecture in its annual design awards), the rebuilding of the nation s largest urban renewal housing project in Texas and a sustainable community for 12,000 in British Columbia. Initiated by developers, government agencies and/or citizen advocacy groups, these pioneering new communities and infill projects offer simple yet compelling solutions to many frequently encountered planning problems.The extensively documented case studies in this book include photographs, drawings, diagrams and urban design codes - more than 500 images in all, a majority of which are in colour. Essays by the movement s leading practitioners clearly articulate the principles of the New Urbanism.Commentaries by prominent architecture and urban planning theorists complete this comprehensive publication. The New Urbanism advocates an ambitious, yet pragmatic agenda for the building and rebuilding of our neighbourhoods, towns and cities. This book provides an invaluable guide to this emerging movement for architects, urban planners, civic leaders and concerned citizens; it is also must reading for anyone who cares about the future of America s communities. Bookseller Inventory # AA39780070338890

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 77.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Peter Katz
Published by McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States (1993)
ISBN 10: 0070338892 ISBN 13: 9780070338890
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States, 1993. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. 269 x 224 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A growing movement to replace charmless suburban sprawl with civilized, familiar places that people love. So wrote Time Magazine in a recent article about Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Peter Calthorpe, leaders of the dynamic urban design revolution coming to be known as the New Urbanism. Their breakthrough planning concepts propose a vision of the future that combines the best of the past with the realities and modern conveniences of today. Part of a broader trend toward the restoration of community and concern for a more sustainable environment, the New Urbanism addresses many of the crucial issues of our time: the decline of America s cities, the rebuilding of its crumbling infrastructure, housing affordability, crime and traffic congestion. Not without controversy, the proponents of this new design approach suggest bold alternatives to the present sprawl and isolation that they see as the consequence of five decadesof poorly planned suburban growth.Like the successful older neighborhoods and small towns where many of us grew up, the designs of the New Urbanism integrate housing, shops, workplaces, parks and civil facilities into close-knit communities that are both charming and functional.Walkability is key, but cars aren t excluded. Public places lie at the heart of these designs which set aside their most valued sites for parks, schools, churches, meeting halls and other civic uses. Affordability is also an important consideration - a wide range from Seaside, the acclaimed new resort town in Florida s panhandle, to a revitalization plan for the deteriorating core of downtown Los Angeles.Also included is a mobile-home village in Arizona (cited by Progressive Architecture in its annual design awards), the rebuilding of the nation s largest urban renewal housing project in Texas and a sustainable community for 12,000 in British Columbia. Initiated by developers, government agencies and/or citizen advocacy groups, these pioneering new communities and infill projects offer simple yet compelling solutions to many frequently encountered planning problems.The extensively documented case studies in this book include photographs, drawings, diagrams and urban design codes - more than 500 images in all, a majority of which are in colour. Essays by the movement s leading practitioners clearly articulate the principles of the New Urbanism.Commentaries by prominent architecture and urban planning theorists complete this comprehensive publication. The New Urbanism advocates an ambitious, yet pragmatic agenda for the building and rebuilding of our neighbourhoods, towns and cities. This book provides an invaluable guide to this emerging movement for architects, urban planners, civic leaders and concerned citizens; it is also must reading for anyone who cares about the future of America s communities. Bookseller Inventory # AA39780070338890

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 79.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Katz, Peter
Published by McGraw-Hill Education (1993)
ISBN 10: 0070338892 ISBN 13: 9780070338890
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education, 1993. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CM-9780070338890

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 70.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.64
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Katz, Peter
Published by McGraw-Hill Education (1993)
ISBN 10: 0070338892 ISBN 13: 9780070338890
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780070338890

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 96.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book