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The Smart Growth Manual
Publication Date: Oct 15, 2009
ISBN:0071376755 / 9780071376754
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Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Dimensions: 8.2 X 5.5 Inches (US)
Main DescriptionThe 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.
Introduction; Part 1: The Region; Chapter 1. Regional Principles; Chapter 2. The Regional Plan; Chapter 3. Regional Transportation; Part 2: The Neighborhood; Chapter 4. Natural Context;Chapter 5. -Neighborhood Components; Chapter 6. Neighborhood Structure; Part 3: The Street; Chapter 7. Thoroughfare Network; Chapter 8. Thoroughfare Design; Chapter 9. Public Streetscape; Chapter 10. Private Streetscape; Chapter 11. Parking; Part 4: The Building; Chapter 12. Building Types; Chapter 13. Green Construction; Chapter 14. Architectural Design; Appendix: Useful Statements, Smart Growth Directory, Acknowledgments, Image Credits;Index