The Smart Growth Manual

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-05
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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The basic strategy of New Urbanism is to apply the techniques of Traditional Neighborhood Development--mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly communities--to urban and suburban growth. This was the dominant pattern of settlement in the United States until the 1950s and remains the dominant pattern elsewhere in the world. It is sustainable and environmentally sound. Suburban sprawl, which evolved after World War II, in contrast, is not a healthy growth system. It does not pay for itself financially; it consumes land at an alarming rate; it produces transportation problems and promotes social inequity. Smart Growth Manual clearly shows how to apply TND guidelines to revitalize American cities and towns.

Author Biography

Andres Duany (Miami, FL), a principal of Duany Plater-zyberk, is an architect, planner, and founder of the Congress for New Urbanism.

Jeff Speck (Miami, FL), is the Director of Town Planning for Duany Plater-Zyberk. They are the coauthors of the acclaimed book suburban Nation (published by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux in 2000).

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (Miami, FL) is also a principal for Duany Plater-Zyberk. Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (Miami, FL) is also a principal for Duany Plater-Zyberk.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Two Ways to Grow.

Chapter 1: Regional Planning.

Chapter 2: The Regional Structure.

Chapter 3: The Natural Context.

Chapter 4: Land Use.

Chapter 5: Public Buildings and Spaces.

Chapter 6: The Thoroughfare Network.

Chapter 7: Street Design.

Chapter 8: The Public Streetscape.

Chapter 9: The Private Streetscape.

Chapter 10: Parking.

Chapter 11: Housing.

Chapter 12: Privacy.

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