Sprawl Repair Manual

There is a wealth of research and literature explaining suburban sprawl and the urgent need to retrofit suburbia. However, until now there has been no single guide that directly explains how to repair typical sprawl elements. The...

304 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 382 photos and illustrations

Cities for People

Jan Gehl; Foreword by Lord Richard Rogers

For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Gehl...

288 pages
7.5 x 10
483 photos, 41 illustrations

Principles of Brownfield Regeneration
Cleanup, Design, and Reuse of Derelict Land

The US. EPA defines brownfields as "idle real property, the development or improvement of which is impaired by real or perceived contamination." The authors of Principles of Brownfield Regeneration argue that, compared to "...

152 pages
6 x 9
39 photos and illustrations

Design With Microclimate
The Secret to Comfortable Outdoor Space

Robert Brown helps us see that a "thermally comfortable microclimate" is the very foundation of well-designed and well-used outdoor places. Brown argues that as we try to minimize human-induced changes to the climate and reduce our dependence on...

192 pages
6 x 9
42 photos and illustrations

Community Character
Principles for Design and Planning

Community Character provides a design-oriented system for planning and zoning communities but accounts for how people who participate in a community live, work, and shop there. The relationships that Lane Kendig defines here reflect the...

208 pages
8.5 x 10
197 photos and illustrations

Changing Contexts in Urban Regeneration
30 years of Modernisation in Rotterdam

Urban renewal plans need to respond to new conditions and requirements, caused by changes in the population and in social structure.   Changing Contexts in Urban Regeneration presents a comprehensive overview of relevant theory, including the...

288 pages
6.69 x 9.44

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities
Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World

Patrick M. Condon; Foreword by Robert Yaro

Questions of how to green the North American economy, create a green energy and transportation infrastructure, and halt the deadly increase in greenhouse gas buildup dominate our daily news. Related questions of how the design of cities can...

216 pages
8.5 x 10
35 photos and illustrations

Urban Green
Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities

Peter Harnik; Foreword by Mayor Michael Bloomberg

For years American urban parks fell into decay due to disinvestment, but as cities began to rebound—and evidence of the economic, cultural, and health benefits of parks grew— investment in urban parks swelled. The U.S. Conference...

208 pages
6 x 9
One 8-page color insert

The Conservation Program Handbook
A Guide for Local Government Land Acquisition

Between 1996 and 2007, voters approved almost $24 billion for local government park, open space, and other conservation purposes. Despite this substantial sum for land protection, there was at that time no book available to guide officials as...

264 pages
6 x 9
193 photos and illustrations

Community Planning
An Introduction to the Comprehensive Plan, Second Edition

This book introduces community planning as practiced in the United States, focusing on the comprehensive plan. Sometimes known by other names—especially master plan or general plan—the type of plan described here is the predominant...

424 pages
8 x 10.5
37 photos, 58 illustrations

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