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Streets and Patterns: The Structure of Urban Geometryby Stephe Marshall
Synopses & Reviews
This book sets out a series of concepts of street structure and offers a framework for design of street networks. It addresses issues of sustainable transport and urbanism whilst introducing new methods assisting analysis and design. International streetgrid case studies are analyses and suggest preferred types of street, network and hierarchy. This authoritative new text informs the design debate on street pattern and is set to become the definitive text on the topic.
"Streets & patterns takes up the challenge of how to create better urban places without compromising the basic functionality of circulation and access. To tackle these issues, the book looks behind and beyond immediate policy rhetoric and design convetions, and revisits a range of first principles from a variety of disciplinary perspectives,...
Table of Contents
1. Introduction — 2. The challenge — 3. Street type and hierarchy — 4. Pattern type — 5. Route structure — 6. Connectivity and complexity — 7. The constitution of structure — 8. Modes, streets and places — 9. From streets to patterns.
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