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Village Homes: A Community by Design

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The Village Homes neighborhood in Davis, California is one of the few long-standing examples of sustainable community design. Mark Francis has been studying Village Homes for more than two decades and brings together existing research and writing on the community, studies about the children of Village Homes he conducted throughout the 1980s, and interviews with many parties involved with the project including designers, residents, gardeners, and maintenance people. Mark Francis takes a critical look at Village Homes, addressing its failures as well as its successes, and examines the question of why, despite its success, this development has not been replicated.

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The Village Homes neighborhood in Davis, California is one of the few long-standing examples of sustainable community design. In this study, Francis (landscape architecture, U. of California-Davis) presents the results of two decades of research on the community, addressing both its successes and failures and considering why this successful development has not been replicated.
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Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [85]-[88]) and index.

About the Author

Mark Francis, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, is professor of landscape architecture at the University of California, Davis, and Senior Design Consultant with MIG in Berkeley and Davis. Trained in landscape architecture and urban design at Berkeley and Harvard, he is author of more than sixty articles and book chapters translated into a dozen languages. His ASLA-award-winning books include Community Open Spaces, The Meaning of Gardens, Public Space, and The California Landscape Garden Ecology, Culture and Design. His work has focused on the use and meaning of the built and natural landscape. Much of this research has utilized a case study approach to study parks, gardens, public spaces, streets, nearby nature, and urban public life.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword \ L. Susan Everett, Landscape Architecture Foundation

Village Homes: Case Study in Land and Community Design

Introduction: A Community by Design

Chapter 1. LAF Case Study Method and Village Homes

Chapter 2. Design, Development, and Decision-Making

Chapter 3. Design and Planning Concepts

Chapter 4. The Development Program and Designer's Role

Chapter 5. An Influential Community Design

Chapter 6. Constructive Criticism, Practical Problems

Chapter 7. Conclusions and Recommendations

Bibliography

Photo Credits

Sources of Information

Index

About the Author

Author Acknowledgments

Landscape Architecture Foundation Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559631112
Subtitle:
A Community By Design
Author:
Francis, Mark
Author:
Landscape Architecture Foundation
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, DC
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Landscape architecture
Subject:
Planned communities.
Subject:
Landscape architecture - California - Davis
Subject:
Planned communities - California - Davis
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Landscape Architecture Foundation Land and Community Design Case Study Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in

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