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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 participants or urban planners 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."

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

*Explains how to apply the techniques of TND (Traditional Neighborhood Development) to revitalize cities, suburbs, and planned communities

*Presents broad New Urbanist planning strategies covering land use, zoning, transportation, parking, etc.

*Full-color layout clearly illustrates concepts

*Includes a Smart Growth Checklist and scores of how-to and how-not-to examples

About the Author

Andres Duany (Miami, FL), a principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk, is an architect, planner, and founder of the Congress for New Urbanism.

Jeff Speck (Miami, FL) is the Director of Town Planning for Duany Plater-Zyberk. He and Andres Duany coauthored the acclaimed book Suburban Nation (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux; 2000).

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (Miami, FL) is a principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071376754
Author:
Duany, Andres
Author:
Speck, Jeff
With:
Lydon, Mike
Author:
Lydon, Mike
Author:
Plater-Zyberk, Elizabeth
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Political Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Land use -- United States.
Subject:
City planning -- United States.
Subject:
Planning, Green Design, Urban Design, City Planning, Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Traditional Neighborhood Development, TND, Regional Principles, Regional Plan, Regional Transportation, Neighborhood, Natural Context, Neighborhood Components, Neighborhood S
Subject:
Planning, Green Design, Urban Design, City Planning, Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Traditional Neighborhood Development, TND, Regional Principles, Regional Plan, Regional Transportation, Neighborhood, Natural Context, Neighborhood Components, Neighborhood S
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Publication Date:
November 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.10x5.50x.60 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , *Explains how to apply the techniques of TND (Traditional Neighborhood Development) to revitalize cities, suburbs, and planned communities

*Presents broad New Urbanist planning strategies covering land use, zoning, transportation, parking, etc.

*Full-color layout clearly illustrates concepts

*Includes a Smart Growth Checklist and scores of how-to and how-not-to examples

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