Parking Spaces: A Design, Implementation, and Use Manual for Architects, Planners, and Engineers

Childs, Mark C.

Published by McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 1999
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Synopsis: From outdoor theaters and festival fairgrounds to scenic gardens, outdoor galleries, and historical commemoration parks, urban designer Mark Childs offers professionals a creative and practical approach to designing multipurpose parking lots for the community. Filled with guidelines for analyzing demand while addressing location issues, safety, convenience, and environmental concerns, the author provides a rich variety of ideas and inspiration for ingenious multifunction features in parking facilities.

From the Back Cover: How to design multifunctional parking lots for community living. With a unique combination of design principles, engineering and safety research, pattern ideas, and creative inspiration, this one-of-a-kind guidebook shows you how to create compelling public spaces that meet the community's parking needs. At the same time, the book demonstrates how to support an active pedestrian environment, and establish an alternate setting for carnivals, outdoor movies and markets, sporting events, and art parks. Through step-by-step coverage that's tailor-made for planners, landscape architects, city-council members, and architects, urban designer Mark Childs ushers in a critical rethinking of the role of parking in our cities, while offering a clear picture of every aspect of design, planning, and implementation. in every page, Childs motivates professionals to stretch the limits of traditional asphalt wastelands with landscaping innovations, pedestrian paths, and with paving, lot striping, lane lines, street reflectors, and bumps. What's more, the author sets up guidelines for analyzing demand and addressing location issues, as well as identifying safety, convenience, and environmental concerns. And he also gives you valuable suggestions for mixed-use features such as: court-sports arenas, playgrounds, gardens, and festival plazas; innovations in colored concrete, patterned stall striping, molds, and other art forms; pedestrian walkway art, murals, and sculptures. Filled with countless ideas and practical applications, this all-inclusive manual facilities into the fabric of the surrounding city or suburb.

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication Date: 1999
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