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Author Bain, Lesley, 1955-

Title Living Streets : Strategies for Crafting Public Space
Published Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Overview; Chapter 1: Placemaking in the Public Right-of-Way; The Function of Places; Why Invest in a Quality Public Realm?; Placemaking and Design; Encouraging the Use of Public Space; Reclaiming Right-of-Way for Public Places; Considering All the Elements in the Right-of-Way; Chapter 2: Mobility; Connecting People to Places; Why Have Walkable, Bikeable Communities?; The Size and Shape of Movement; The Pace of Movement; A Shift in Thinking; Chapter 3: Natural Systems; Reconnecting Cities to Nature; Urban Biodiversity
Mint PlazaNord Alley; Central Annapolis Road; 78th Avenue SE Shared Use; High Point; Barracks Row; New York City; Terry Avenue North; Chapter 8: What's Next; Biophilic Cities: More Nature in the City; New Technologies; Building the Dream; Conclusions; Resources; Index
Natural Systems and Opportunities in the Right-of-WayWhy Reconnect Nature and the City?; Chapter 4: Elements; Places to Move Through; Materials; Intersections; Bicycle Facilities; Signage; Street Furniture; Street Trees and Landscaping; Swales and Rain Gardens; Curbs, Gutters, and Alternatives; Parking; Chapter 5: Influences; Considering Context; Policy Foundation--Policies That Influence Street Design; Codes, Guidelines, and Standards; Reality Factors; Chapter 6: Typologies; Residential Streets; Green Streets; Alleys; Main Streets; Thoroughfares; Festival Streets; Chapter 7: Case Studies
Summary 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 sustaina
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject City planning.
Community development.
Sustainable urban development.
Form Electronic book
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