Livable Streets 2 0

Livable Streets 2 0
Author: Bruce Appleyard
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 609
Release: 2021-03-22
ISBN 10: 0128160292
ISBN 13: 9780128160299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Livable Streets 2 0 Book Review:

Livable Streets 2.0 offers a thorough examination of the struggle between automobiles, residents, pedestrians and other users of streets, along with evidence-based, practical strategies for redesigning city street networks that support urban livability. In 1981, when Donald Appleyard’s Livable Streets was published, it was globally recognized as a groundbreaking work, one of the most influential urban design books of its time. Unfortunately, he was killed a year later by a speeding drunk driver. This latest update, Livable Streets 2.0, revisited by his son Bruce, updates on the topic with the latest research, new case studies and best practices for creating more livable streets. It is essential reading for those who influence future directions in city and transportation planning. Incorporates the most current empirical research on urban transportation and land use practices that support the need for more livable communities Includes recent case studies from around the world on successful projects, campaigns, programs, and other efforts Contains new coverage of vulnerable populations

Livable Streets

Livable Streets
Author: Donald Appleyard
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 9780520047693
ISBN 13: 0520047699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Livable Streets Book Review:

Discusses traffic control, street management, and protected neighborhoods, and looks at selected streets in U.S. and British cities

Incomplete Streets

Incomplete Streets
Author: Stephen Zavestoski,Julian Agyeman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN 10: 1317930975
ISBN 13: 9781317930976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Incomplete Streets Book Review:

The ‘Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban form shaped by the logic of keeping automobiles moving. By enabling safe access for all users, Complete Streets promise to make cities more walkable and livable and at the same time more sustainable. This book problematizes the Complete Streets concept by suggesting that streets should not be thought of as merely physical spaces, but as symbolic and social spaces. When important social and symbolic narratives are missing from the discourse and practice of Complete Streets, what actually results are incomplete streets. The volume questions whether the ways in which complete streets narratives, policies, plans and efforts are envisioned and implemented might be systematically reproducing many of the urban spatial and social inequalities and injustices that have characterized cities for the last century or more. From critiques of a "mobility bias" rooted in the neoliberal foundations of the Complete Streets concept, to concerns about resulting environmental gentrification, the chapters in Incomplete Streets variously call for planning processes that give voice to the historically marginalized and, more broadly, that approach streets as dynamic, fluid and public social places. This interdisciplinary book is aimed at students, researchers and professionals in the fields of urban geography, environmental studies, urban planning and policy, transportation planning, and urban sociology.

Living Streets

Living Streets
Author: Lesley Bain,Barbara Gray,Dave Rodgers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN 10: 0470903813
ISBN 13: 9780470903810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Streets Book Review:

"Written for teams of engineers, transportation planners, landscape architects, and urban planners, this book provides a broad overview of the growing approach towards complete and sustainable street design. Its contents present the background on modern street design and where it has failed, describe a series of street typologies, and demonstrate, through geographically diverse case studies, the applicable lessons learned from each. Featuring examples from over two dozen completed street design projects around the world, it provides practical guidance on the complete street approach to sustainable and community-minded street and road design"--

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Author: Jane Jacobs
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 052543285X
ISBN 13: 9780525432852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book Review:

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Street Reclaiming

Street Reclaiming
Author: David Engwicht
Publsiher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556031860646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Street Reclaiming Book Review:

This book is about the cultural and economic significance of "street life." Ever since ancient Athens and Greece, Engwicht argues, streets have been a major center of commerce, socialization, and cultural exchange. But the advent of automobiles and suburbanization in the 20th century eroded the richness of American streetlife. Streets and sidewalks, once filled with people and furniture, are now filled with automobiles carrying citizens to those indoor streets, malls. Using an abundance of drawings that detail urban traffic patterns, Engwicht prescribes a series of creative methods for returning vibrancy to the street--everything from reducing traffic with more one-way routes to making avenues more like living rooms with the addition of rugs, television sets, and bulletin boards.

Global Street Design Guide

Global Street Design Guide
Author: Global Designing Cities Initiative,National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-10-13
ISBN 10: 1610917014
ISBN 13: 9781610917018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Street Design Guide Book Review:

The Global Street Design Guide is a timely resource that sets a global baseline for designing streets and public spaces and redefines the role of streets in a rapidly urbanizing world. The guide will broaden how to measure the success of urban streets to include: access, safety, mobility for all users, environmental quality, economic benefit, public health, and overall quality of life. The first-ever worldwide standards for designing city streets and prioritizing safety, pedestrians, transit, and sustainable mobility are presented in the guide. Participating experts from global cities have helped to develop the principles that organize the guide. The Global Street Design Guide builds off the successful tools and tactics defined in NACTO's Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide while addressing a variety of street typologies and design elements found in various contexts around the world.

Creating Livable Streets

Creating Livable Streets
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X004956587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Active Community Environments ACEs Resource Kit to Prevent Obesity

Active Community Environments  ACEs  Resource Kit to Prevent Obesity
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89102775673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods

Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods
Author: Cynthia Girling,Ronald Kellett
Publsiher: Shearwater Books
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2005-12-23
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002551658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods Book Review:

Drawing from eighteen case studies of green neighborhoods, illustrates how to mesh contemporary thinking in urban planning with open space planning and urban ecology.

The Image of the City

The Image of the City
Author: Kevin Lynch
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1964-06-15
ISBN 10: 9780262620017
ISBN 13: 0262620014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Image of the City Book Review:

The classic work on the evaluation of city form. What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion—imageability—and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities. The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form. The architect, the planner, and certainly the city dweller will all want to read this book.

The Smart Growth Manual

The Smart Growth Manual
Author: Andres Duany,Jeff Speck,Mike Lydon
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-01-22
ISBN 10: 0071433449
ISBN 13: 9780071433440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smart Growth Manual Book Review:

Everyone is calling for smart growth...but what exactly is it? In The Smart Growth Manual, two leading city planners provide a thorough answer. From the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window box, they address the pressing challenges of urban development with easy-to-follow advice and broad array of best practices. With their landmark book Suburban Nation, Andres Duany and Jeff Speck "set forth more clearly than anyone has done in our time the elements of good town planning" (The New Yorker). With this long-awaited companion volume, the authors have organized the latest contributions of new urbanism, green design, and healthy communities into a comprehensive handbook, fully illustrated with the built work of the nation's leading practitioners. "The Smart Growth Manual is an indispensable guide to city planning. This kind of progressive development is the only way to fully restore our economic strength and create new jobs, new industries, and a renewed ability to compete in the first rank of world economies." -- Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco "Authors Andres Duany, Jeff Speck, and Mike Lydon have created The Smart Growth Manual, a resource which not only explains the overarching ideals of smart growth, but a manual that takes the time to show smart growth principles at each geographic scale (region, neighborhood, street, building). I highly recommend [it] as a part of any community participant’s or urban planner’s desktop references." -- LocalPlan.org Planetizen Top 10 Books – 2010 On the ninth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development: "The goal of The Smart Growth Manual is clear from page 1: to create a guidebook for smart growth following the pattern of the Charter for New Urbanism. Duany, Speck and Lydon have achieved that in spades (the Charter is included in the appendix, in case we missed the connection). It even clears up some of the architectural arguments that attach themselves to New Urbanists, such as this segment of Section 14.1, Regional Design; 'While new buildings should not be compelled to mimic their historic predecessors, designers should pay attention to local practices regarding materials and colors, roof pitches, eave lengths, window-to-wall ratios, and the socially significant relationship of buildings to their site and the street; these have usually evolved in intelligent response to local conditions.' In addition to making the old 'traditional vs. modern' argument irrelevant, Duany, Speck and Lydon have truly managed to boil down the best parts of current practices into a highly readable, portable book."

Urban Street Design Guide

Urban Street Design Guide
Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781610914949
ISBN 13: 1610914945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Street Design Guide Book Review:

The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity. Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design guide emphasizes the core principle that urban streets are public places and have a larger role to play in communities than solely being conduits for traffic. The well-illustrated guide offers blueprints of street design from multiple perspectives, from the bird’s eye view to granular details. Case studies from around the country clearly show how to implement best practices, as well as provide guidance for customizing design applications to a city’s unique needs. Urban Street Design Guide outlines five goals and tenets of world-class street design: • Streets are public spaces. Streets play a much larger role in the public life of cities and communities than just thoroughfares for traffic. • Great streets are great for business. Well-designed streets generate higher revenues for businesses and higher values for homeowners. • Design for safety. Traffic engineers can and should design streets where people walking, parking, shopping, bicycling, working, and driving can cross paths safely. • Streets can be changed. Transportation engineers can work flexibly within the building envelope of a street. Many city streets were created in a different era and need to be reconfigured to meet new needs. • Act now! Implement projects quickly using temporary materials to help inform public decision making. Elaborating on these fundamental principles, the guide offers substantive direction for cities seeking to improve street design to create more inclusive, multi-modal urban environments. It is an exceptional resource for redesigning streets to serve the needs of 21st century cities, whose residents and visitors demand a variety of transportation options, safer streets, and vibrant community life.

Walkable City

Walkable City
Author: Jeff Speck
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-11-13
ISBN 10: 1429945966
ISBN 13: 9781429945967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walkable City Book Review:

Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king, and downtown is a place that's easy to drive to but often not worth arriving at. Making walkability happen is relatively easy and cheap; seeing exactly what needs to be done is the trick. In this essential new book, Speck reveals the invisible workings of the city, how simple decisions have cascading effects, and how we can all make the right choices for our communities. Bursting with sharp observations and real-world examples, giving key insight into what urban planners actually do and how places can and do change, Walkable City lays out a practical, necessary, and eminently achievable vision of how to make our normal American cities great again.

The Boulevard Book

The Boulevard Book
Author: Allan B. Jacobs,Elizabeth MacDonald,Yodan Rofe
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2003-08-29
ISBN 10: 9780262600583
ISBN 13: 0262600587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boulevard Book Book Review:

A celebration of the multiway boulevard and an argument for its revival, with design guidelines and historic examples. First built in Europe and grandly imported to the United States in the mid-nineteenth century, the classic multiway boulevard has been in decline for many years, victim of a narrowly focused approach to street design that views unencumbered vehicular traffic flow as the highest priority. The American preoccupation with destination and speed has made multiway boulevards increasingly rare as artifacts of the urban landscape. This book reintroduces the boulevard, tree-lined and with separate realms for through traffic and for slow-paced vehicular-pedestrian movement, as an important and often crucial feature of both historic and contemporary cities. It presents more than fifty boulevards—as varied as Avenue Montaigne, in Paris; C. G. Road, in Ahmedabad, India; and The Esplanade, in Chico, California—celebrating their usefulness and beauty. It discusses their history and evolution, the misconceptions that led to their near-demise in the United States, and their potential as a modern street type. Based on wide research, The Boulevard Book examines the safety of these streets and offers design guidelines for professionals, scholars, and community decision makers. Extensive plans, cross sections, and perspective drawings permit visual comparisons. The book shows how multiway boulevards respond to many issues that are central to urban life, including livability, mobility, safety, interest, economic opportunity, mass transit, and open space.

The Great Neighborhood Book

The Great Neighborhood Book
Author: Jay Walljasper,Project for Public Spaces
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN 10: 1550923420
ISBN 13: 9781550923421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Neighborhood Book Book Review:

Abandoned lots and litter-strewn pathways, or rows of green beans and pockets of wildflowers? Graffiti-marked walls and desolate bus stops, or shady refuges and comfortable seating? What transforms a dingy, inhospitable area into a dynamic gathering place? How do individuals take back their neighborhood? Neighborhoods decline when the people who live there lose their connection and no longer feel part of their community. Recapturing that sense of belonging and pride of place can be as simple as planting a civic garden or placing some benches in a park. The Great Neighborhood Book explains how most struggling communities can be revived, not by vast infusions of cash, not by government, but by the people who live there. The author addresses such challenges as traffic control, crime, comfort and safety, and developing economic vitality. Using a technique called “placemaking”—the process of transforming public space—this exciting guide offers inspiring real-life examples that show the magic that happens when individuals take small steps and motivate others to make change. This book will motivate not only neighborhood activists and concerned citizens but also urban planners, developers, and policymakers. Jay Walljasper is a senior fellow of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), whose mission is to create and sustain enriching public places that build communities. He is a former editor of The Utne Reader and currently executive editor of Ode magazine. Inspired by European cities, The Great Neighborhood Book highlights practical solutions for the revitalization of North American cities.

Homeless

Homeless
Author: Gail Snyder
Publsiher: Referencepoint Press
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2021-08
ISBN 10: 9781678201708
ISBN 13: 1678201707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homeless Book Review:

One in 30 young people aged 13 to 17 and one in ten 17- to 25-year-olds experience homelessness in any year. Whether they double-up with family or friends, couch surf, live on the streets, or live in motels or shelters, homeless youths are often hidden from public view and the impact of their housing instability may be felt for generations. Homeless: Youth Living on the Streets explores what it is like to be young and homeless, what causes youth homelessness, and what can be done about it.

Jane Jacobs s First City

Jane Jacobs s First City
Author: Glenna Lang
Publsiher: New Village Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 1613321392
ISBN 13: 9781613321393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jane Jacobs s First City Book Review:

A thorough investigation of how Jane Jacobs’s ideas about the life and economy of great cities grew from her home city, Scranton Jane Jacobs’s First City vividly reveals how this influential thinker and writer’s classic works germinated in the once vibrant, mid-size city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, where Jane spent her initial eighteen years. In the 1920s and 1930s, Scranton was a place of enormous diversity and opportunity. Small businesses of all kinds abounded and flourished, quality public education was available to and supported by all, and even recent immigrants could save enough to buy a house. Opposing political parties joined forces to tackle problems, and citizens worked together for the public good. Through interviews with contemporary Scrantonians and research of historic newspapers, city directories, and vital records, author Glenna Lang has uncovered Scranton as young Jane experienced it and shows us the lasting impact of her growing up in this thriving and accessible environment. Readers can follow the development of Jane’s acute observational abilities from childhood through her passion in early adulthood to understand and write about what she saw. Reflecting Jane’s belief in trusting one’s own direct observation above all, this volume has been richly illustrated with historic and modern color images that help bring alive a lost Scranton. The book demonstrates why, at the end of Jacobs’s life, her thoughts and conversations increasingly returned to Scranton and the potential for cohesion and inclusiveness in all cities.

Black Landscapes Matter

Black Landscapes Matter
Author: Walter Hood,Grace Mitchell Tada
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 0813944872
ISBN 13: 9780813944876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Landscapes Matter Book Review:

The question "Do black landscapes matter?" cuts deep to the core of American history. From the plantations of slavery to contemporary segregated cities, from freedman villages to northern migrations for freedom, the nation’s landscape bears the detritus of diverse origins. Black landscapes matter because they tell the truth. In this vital new collection, acclaimed landscape designer and public artist Walter Hood assembles a group of notable landscape architecture and planning professionals and scholars to probe how race, memory, and meaning intersect in the American landscape. Essayists examine a variety of U.S. places—ranging from New Orleans and Charlotte to Milwaukee and Detroit—exposing racism endemic in the built environment and acknowledging the widespread erasure of black geographies and cultural landscapes. Through a combination of case studies, critiques, and calls to action, contributors reveal the deficient, normative portrayals of landscape that affect communities of color and question how public design and preservation efforts can support people in these places. In a culture in which historical omissions and specious narratives routinely provoke disinvestment in minority communities, creative solutions by designers, planners, artists, and residents are necessary to activate them in novel ways. Black people have built and shaped the American landscape in ways that can never be fully known. Black Landscapes Matter is a timely and necessary reminder that without recognizing and reconciling these histories and spaces, America’s past and future cannot be understood.

Livable Streets for the Downtown Neighborhood

Livable Streets for the Downtown Neighborhood
Author: Jeff Oberdorfer & Associates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 43
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106010376991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Livable Streets for the Downtown Neighborhood Book Review: