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Author Francis, Mark, 1950-

Title Village homes : a community by design / Mark Francis
Published Washington, DC : Island Press, 2003


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Description xiii, 87 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 26 cm
Series Land and community design case study series
Case study in land and community design.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Acknowledgments 4 -- Summary/Abstract 6 -- Introduction 8 -- The Case Study Method 11 -- Village Homes Case Study 9 -- Implications and Recommendations 44 -- Conclusions and Directions for Future Work 45 -- References 47 -- Web Sites 54 -- Photo and Plan Credits 62 -- Author 63
Summary "The Village Homes neighborhood in Davis, California, built in the 1970s, is one of the few long-standing examples of sustainable community design. Mark Francis has been studying Village Homes for more than two decades. In this Land and Community Design Case Study he brings together new information- studies about children of the community and interviews with Village Homes designers, residents, and maintenance staff - as well as existing research. The author takes a critical look at Village Homes, addressing its contributions as well as its limitations. He also examines the question of why, despite its success, the Village Homes development has not been replicated."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [85]-[88]) and index
Subject Landscape architecture -- California -- Davis -- Case studies.
Planned communities -- California -- Davis -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 2003007590
ISBN 1559631112 paperback alkaline paper