The Smart Growth Manual

The Smart Growth Manual

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Paperback, McGraw-Hill Companies, 2002, ISBN # 0071376755
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THE SMART GROWTH MANUAL

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."

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Number of Pages: 240
Original Languages: English
Subject: CITY PLANNING ,  CITIES AND TOWNS_UNITED STATES
Author: Lydon, Mike ,  Duany, Andres ,  Speck, Jeff
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN-13: 9780071376754
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.25 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0071376755
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