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Everyone who has spent time in a city has seen it - small, temporary, unintentional, nondescript, though often frequented spaces, next to unified, expensive, permanent, and grand public developments that resemble ghost towns. Addressing the problems that plague the urban built environment, twelve innovative and fully illustrated essays by authors active in the world of architecture and urban design document and analyze in detail these urban locales. From inner-city neighborhoods to street-corner miniparks, idiosyncratic garden environments to middle-class trash alleys, vacant lots to sidewalks and front yards, temporary street performers to an auto-body repair lot that transforms into a drive-in restaurant during dinner hours, Everyday Urbanism illuminates the lived realities of the city.
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This highly readable, evocative, and solution-oriented book is indispensable for both the design professional and the layperson interested in contemporary urban dilemmas.About the Author:
John Leighton Chase is currently an urban designer for the city of West Hollywood, California. He is the author of A Sidewalk Companion to the Architecture of Santa Cruz, Exterior Decoration: Hollywood’s Inside Out Houses, and a forthcoming volume of collected essays, Glitter, Stucco, and Dumpster Diving.
Margaret Crawford is Professor of Urban Design and Planning Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is the author of Building the Workingman’s Paradise: The Architecture of American Company Towns and editor of The Car and the City: The Automobile and Daily Urban Life in Los Angeles.
John Kaliski is a principal of Urban Studio, an architecture and city design firm in Santa Monica, California, and teaches urban studies and design studio at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He is the author of numerous articles on urban design.
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