The Smart Growth Manual

The Smart Growth Manual

Author: Andres Duany

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Published: 2004-01-22

Total Pages: 240

ISBN-13: 0071433449

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Everyone is calling for smart growth...but what exactly is it? In The Smart Growth Manual, two leading city planners provide a thorough answer. From the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window box, they address the pressing challenges of urban development with easy-to-follow advice and broad array of best practices. With their landmark book Suburban Nation, Andres Duany and Jeff Speck "set forth more clearly than anyone has done in our time the elements of good town planning" (The New Yorker). With this long-awaited companion volume, the authors have organized the latest contributions of new urbanism, green design, and healthy communities into a comprehensive handbook, fully illustrated with the built work of the nation's leading practitioners. "The Smart Growth Manual is an indispensable guide to city planning. This kind of progressive development is the only way to fully restore our economic strength and create new jobs, new industries, and a renewed ability to compete in the first rank of world economies." -- Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco "Authors Andres Duany, Jeff Speck, and Mike Lydon have created The Smart Growth Manual, a resource which not only explains the overarching ideals of smart growth, but a manual that takes the time to show smart growth principles at each geographic scale (region, neighborhood, street, building). I highly recommend [it] as a part of any community participant’s or urban planner’s desktop references." -- LocalPlan.org Planetizen Top 10 Books – 2010 On the ninth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development: "The goal of The Smart Growth Manual is clear from page 1: to create a guidebook for smart growth following the pattern of the Charter for New Urbanism. Duany, Speck and Lydon have achieved that in spades (the Charter is included in the appendix, in case we missed the connection). It even clears up some of the architectural arguments that attach themselves to New Urbanists, such as this segment of Section 14.1, Regional Design; 'While new buildings should not be compelled to mimic their historic predecessors, designers should pay attention to local practices regarding materials and colors, roof pitches, eave lengths, window-to-wall ratios, and the socially significant relationship of buildings to their site and the street; these have usually evolved in intelligent response to local conditions.' In addition to making the old 'traditional vs. modern' argument irrelevant, Duany, Speck and Lydon have truly managed to boil down the best parts of current practices into a highly readable, portable book."


Sprawl Repair Manual

Sprawl Repair Manual

Author: Galina Tachieva

Publisher: Island Press

Published: 2010-09-14

Total Pages: 305

ISBN-13: 1597269859

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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 Sprawl Repair Manual demonstrates a step-by-step design process for the re-balancing and re-urbanization of suburbia into more sustainable, economical, energy- and resource-efficient patterns, from the region and the community to the block and the individual building. As Galina Tachieva asserts in this exceptionally useful book, sprawl repair will require a proactive and aggressive approach, focused on design, regulation and incentives. The Sprawl Repair Manual is a much-needed, single-volume reference for fixing sprawl, incorporating changes into the regulatory system, and implementing repairs through incentives and permitting strategies. This manual specifies the expertise that’s needed and details the techniques and algorithms of sprawl repair within the context of reducing the financial and ecological footprint of urban growth. The Sprawl Repair Manual draws on more than two decades of practical experience in the field of repairing and building communities to analyze the current pattern of sprawl development, disassemble it into its elemental components, and present a process for transforming them into human-scale, sustainable elements. The techniques are illustrated both two- and three-dimensionally, providing users with clear methodologies for the sprawl repair interventions, some of which are radical, but all of which will produce positive results.


The Smart Growth Manual

The Smart Growth Manual

Author: Andres Duany

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Published: 2010

Total Pages: 241

ISBN-13: 0071376755

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Introduction;Part 1: The Region;Chapter 1.Regional Principles;Chapter 2.The Regional Plan;Chapter 3.Regional Transportation;Part 2: The Neighborhood;Chapter 4.Natural Context;Chapter 5.-Neighborhood Components;Chapter 6.Neighborhood Structure;Part 3: The Street;Chapter 7.Thoroughfare Network;Chapter 8.Thoroughfare Design;Chapter 9.Public Streetscape;Chapter 10.Private Streetscape;Chapter 11.Parking;Part 4: The Building;Chapter 12.Building Types;Chapter 13.Green Construction;Chapter 14.Architectural Design;Appendix:Useful Statements, Smart Growth Directory, Acknowledgments, Image Credits;Index Andres Duany,FAIA, CNU, is a founding principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). DPZ is a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. Since 1980, DPZ has designed more than 300 new towns, regional plans, and community revitalization projects. Duany is cofounder of the Congress for New Urbanism and the recipient of several honorary doctorates and awards, including the National Building Museum’s Vincent J. Scully Prize and the Richard H. Driehaus Prize. Jeff SpeckAICP, CNU, LEED-AP, Hon. ASLA, spent 10 years as director of town planning at DPZ, where he led or managed more than 40 of the firm’s projects. Subsequent to the publication ofSuburban Nation,he was appointed director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he created the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, a program that brings smart growth techniques to state leadership. After four years at the Endowment, he founded Speck & Associates, a design consultancy serving public officials and the real estate industry. He is a contributing editor to Metropolis magazine. Mike LydonCNU, is an urban planner, writer, and livable streets activist. Before founding The Street Plans Collaborative, an urban planning firm specializing in alternative transportation and the public realm, he worked for DPZ, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, and Smart Growth Vermont. He is currently a Next American City Urban Vanguard and serves as a board member for the Miami Bicycle Coalition.


Walkable City

Walkable City

Author: Jeff Speck

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 2013-11-12

Total Pages: 321

ISBN-13: 0865477728

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Presents a plan for American cities that focuses on making downtowns walkable and less attractive to drivers through smart growth and sustainable design


SmartCode & Manual

SmartCode & Manual

Author:

Publisher:

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 236

ISBN-13:

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The SmartCode is the innovative model design and development code released by Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company (DPZ) in 2003, after two decades of research and internationally acclaimed built results. The SmartCode is the only unified transect-based design and development code available for all scales of planning, from the region to the community to the block and building. It keeps towns compact and rural lands open, while reforming the destructive sprawl-producing patterns of separated-use zoning.


Light Imprint Handbook

Light Imprint Handbook

Author: Thomas E. Low

Publisher: Civic by Design

Published: 2010

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781931871099

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Light Imprint (LI) is a planning and development strategy that emphasizes sustainability, pedestrian-oriented design and increased environmental and infrastructural efficiency while reducing a community's anticipated construction expenses. The Light Imprint Initiative establishes transect-based environmental performance metrics, something LEED-ND lacks. This handbook provides an overview of the Initiative and features data-based Light Imprint case studies. It is organized around the transect and includes detailed information on how to easily use over sixty Light Imprint tools and resources calibrated on the transect. The data is organized in a useful Light Imprint Transect-based Matrix. Users of this handbook will gain an understanding of the Light Imprint Overlay strategy and the tactics to apply the LI approach on their next development project. -- T.p.


Truth. Growth. Repeat.

Truth. Growth. Repeat.

Author: Mike Edmonds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Published: 2018-01-03

Total Pages: 352

ISBN-13: 0730349527

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The plain English guide to growing your business with purpose. Avoiding corporate jargon and overly-academic theorising in favor of a commonsense analysis of modern business behaviour, Truth, Growth, Repeat is like a user manual for company growth in a new world of commercial transparency. By mapping the way business works today at a very honest and human level, this street-smart book is a must-read for any business owner who wants to achieve growth and success without compromising their personal values. The book introduces The Circle of True Purpose, a virtuous sequence of knock-on effects that proves that enduring commercial growth is the result when a business owner’s authentic motive is placed at the core of everything the business does. Author and brand expert Mike Edmonds explains the correct sequence to follow to acquire both financial return and personal fulfilment, and why going the other way leads to a never-ending cycle of inconsistent sales and consumer distrust. To illustrate these two key paths in life, the book contains many stories of actual businesses who’ve experienced these effects. This practical guide takes business owners through a series of exercises to help surface their own True Purpose and implement it in their sector of industry. Get tips on growing your business authentically from an expert in translating complex theory into usable advice Find out why truth is not only an admirable moral quality but is increasingly the key to lasting business success Discover ways to surface your True Purpose and learn the actual steps you can take to implement them in our always-on, super-connected world Bust the corporate myths that might be holding you back and obtain simple, usable tools that will help your higher ideal deliver higher returns If you feel there’s a powerful truth inside your business that the world isn’t seeing, Truth, Growth, Repeat could be the most important book you ever read.


Walkable City Rules

Walkable City Rules

Author: Jeff Speck

Publisher: Island Press

Published: 2018-10-15

Total Pages: 314

ISBN-13: 1610918983

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“Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work.” —David Owen, staff writer at the New Yorker Nearly every US city would like to be more walkable—for reasons of health, wealth, and the environment—yet few are taking the proper steps to get there. The goals are often clear, but the path is seldom easy. Jeff Speck’s follow-up to his bestselling Walkable City is the resource that cities and citizens need to usher in an era of renewed street life. Walkable City Rules is a doer’s guide to making change in cities, and making it now. The 101 rules are practical yet engaging—worded for arguments at the planning commission, illustrated for clarity, and packed with specifications as well as data. For ease of use, the rules are grouped into 19 chapters that cover everything from selling walkability, to getting the parking right, escaping automobilism, making comfortable spaces and interesting places, and doing it now! Walkable City was written to inspire; Walkable City Rules was written to enable. It is the most comprehensive tool available for bringing the latest and most effective city-planning practices to bear in your community. The content and presentation make it a force multiplier for place-makers and change-makers everywhere.


New Mobilities

New Mobilities

Author: Todd Litman

Publisher: Island Press

Published: 2021-06-17

Total Pages: 210

ISBN-13: 164283145X

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In New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies, transportation expert Todd Litman examines 12 emerging transportation modes and services that are likely to significantly affect our lives: bike- and carsharing, micro-mobilities, ridehailing and micro-transit, public transit innovations, telework, autonomous and electric vehicles, air taxis, mobility prioritization, and logistics management. Public policies around New Mobilities can either help create heaven, a well-planned transportation system that uses new technologies intelligently, or hell, a poorly planned transportation system that is overwhelmed by conflicting and costly, unhealthy, and inequitable modes. His expert analysis will help planners, local policymakers, and concerned citizens to make informed choices about the New Mobility revolution.