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* The foremost professional reference on the physical design of cities and urban places * International coverage including recent European and Asian sustainability initiatives * Covers essential topics such as preservation, renewal, patterns of settlement and more * Outstanding contributors include Alan Plattus, Dean of the College of Architecture, Yale University
It is a how-to, with diagrams on street and courtyard siting, but it is also a history of urban-design theory, including seminal texts ranging from passages of Camillo Sitte's 1889 book The Art of Building Cities to Kevin Lynch's 1960 essay "The City Image and Its Elements." Chapters are dedicated to sustainable design, universal design, transit-centered urban villages, wayfinding, and "traffic calming." Almost every essay is written by a different expert. Purchase book
NEW CIVIC ART by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, & Robert Alminana
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