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Sprawl Repair Manual

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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 howto repair typical sprawl elements. TheSprawl 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 ondesign, regulation and incentives.TheSprawl 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 thats needed and details the techniques and algorithms of sprawl repair within the context of reducing the financial and ecological footprint of urban growth.

TheSprawl 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.

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About the Author

Galina Tachieva is a partner and director of town planning at the central office of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, in Miami, Florida. She is originally from Bulgaria, and received a masters degree in architecture from the University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Sofia and a masters in urban design from the University of Miami, Florida. Galina submitted a “Sprawl Repair Kit,” which contains some of the ideas and drawings from her book, to the 2009 Re-Burbia competition sponsored by the blog Inhabitat and DWELL magazine, where it won the Peoples Choice Award.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

 

Chapter 1. Sprawl to Complete Communities

Chapter 2. The Sprawl Repair Method

Chapter 3. Repair at the Regional Scale

Chapter 4. Repair at the Community Scale

Chapter 5. Repair of Thoroughfares and Parking

Chapter 6. Repair at the Block Scale

Chapter 7. Repair at the Building Scale

 

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781597267328
Author:
Tachieva, Galina
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Sustainability & Green Design
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Sustainable development -- United States.
Subject:
Citizenship -- United States.
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20100924
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color figures
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Sustainability and Green Design
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Urban Planning
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » City Specific

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