*Covers rehabilitation and preservation of buildings and entire neighborhoods *Analyzes the key elements of the urban environment *600 beautiful full-color photos enrich the text
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In the CD-ROM
*All the text
*700 color illustrations
*International case studies
*100 video and sound clips
*Essential tables and charts
*Other valuable tools
*PC and Mac compatible
“Very useful manual for all concerned with the theory and practice of this complex and elusive art.” --Architect/planner Harry Brand
Cities and structures can be revitalized without losing their essence, character, and historic flavor. Veteran planner/architect Nahoum Cohen—who’s designed projects in Jaffa; Tel Aviv; Capua, Italy; and San Francisco, among many other urban locales—proves it in this strategy- and example-filled guide.
A comprehensive manual for the planning and architectural professional, Urban Planning Conservation and Preservation covers the rehabilitation and preservation not only of buildings, but of entire neighborhoods and cities. This book provides two valuable sets of tools. The first helps you analyze key elements of the urban environment—street grids, public areas, building styles, land uses, and other factors. Then this guide integrates (these) analytic elements into strategies for working with public and commercial interests to bring about beneficial preservation programs that save city neighborhoods.
SUCCESS STORIES FROM EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND AMERICA DEMONSTRATE PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR CONSERVATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Inside and on the tool-loaded CD-ROM, you’ll find examples and practical methods to help you—
*Revitalize neglected Main Streets and downtowns while conserving heritage
*Analyze physical data, such as density, size, and topography, for appropriate plans for specific neighborhoods
*Fit plans to urban patterns—blocks, streets, building heights, squares, and neighborhood styles
*Integrate neighborhood style, history, and sense of place into new development
*Seamlessly incorporate green spaces, transportation, and infrastructure
*Use key historical and cultural structures to best advantage
*Advance your project with exemplary color photographs and plans
*Enlist public and private investment
Preserve urban structures and neighborhoods with guidance from this book and its practical companion CD.About the Author:
Nahoum Cohen maintains a varied architectural and planning practice. He has worked extensively in Europe and the Middle East on town planning and building projects. He is also on the architecture faculty of the Technion and has taught in the United Kingdom as well. He holds planning, engineering, and architecture B.Sc. degrees from the Technion. A member of the Israeli Architects Association, he was also the editor of its journal.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0071375848
Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-003-84-3367003