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The Regional City

The Regional City
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Peter Calthorpe and William Fulton

328 pages | 280 b&w pgs, 48 4-color

Most Americans today do not live in discrete cities and towns, but rather in an aggregation of cities and suburbs that forms one basic economic, multi-cultural, environmental and civic entity. These “regional cities” have the potential to significantly improve the quality of our lives--to provide interconnected and diverse economic centers, transportation choices, and a variety of human-scale communities. In The Regional City, two of the most innovative thinkers in the field of land use planning and design offer a detailed look at this new metropolitan form and explain how regional-scale planning and design can help direct growth wisely and reverse current trends in land use. The authors:

  • discuss the nature and underpinnings of this new metropolitan form
  • present their view of the policies and physical design principles required for metropolitan areas to transform themselves into regional cities
  • document the combination of physical design and social and economic policies that are being used across the country
  • consider the main factors that are shaping metropolitan regions today, including the maturation of sprawling suburbs and the renewal of urban neighborhoods .

Featuring full-color graphics and in-depth case studies, The Regional City offers a thorough examination of the concept of regional planning along with examples of successful initiatives from around the country. It will be must reading for planners, architects, landscape architects, local officials, real estate developers, community development professionals, and for students in architecture, urban planning, and policy.

PART I. The End Of Sprawl
Chapter 1. Living In The Regional World
Chapter 2. Communities Of Place
PART II. The Architecture Of The Regional City
Chapter 3. Designing The Region
Chapter 4. Public Policy And The Regional City
Chapter 5. The Federal Role In Regionalism
PART III. Regionalism Emerging
Chapter 6. Designing The Regions: Portland, Salt Lake, And Seattle
Chapter 7. The Superregions: New York, Chicago, & San Francisco
Chapter 8. State-led Regionalism: Florida, Maryland, & Minnesota
PART IV. Renewing The Region's Communities
Chapter 9. The Suburb's Maturation
Chapter 10. Renewing Urban Neighbrhoods
-Conclusion: - Trnsforming The Edge City Intthe Reginl City
Appendix - The Charter Of The New Urbanism
Project Credits
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