The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community

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Oktober 1993



"A growing movement to replace charmless suburban sprawl with civilized, familiar places that people love." So wrote Time Magazine in a recent article about Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Peter Calthorpe, leaders of the dynamic urban design revolution coming to be known as the New Urbanism. Their breakthrough planning conceptspropose a vision of the future that combines the best of the past with the realities and modern conveniences of today. Part of a broader trend toward the restoration of community and concern for a more sustainable environment, the New Urbanism addresses many of the crucial issues of our time: the decline of America's cities, the rebuilding of its crumbling infrastructure, housing affordability, crime and traffic congestion. Not without controversy, the proponents of this new design approach suggest bold alternatives to the present sprawl and isolation that they see as the consequence of five decadesof poorly planned suburban growth. Like the successful older neighborhoods and small towns where many of us grew up, the designs of the New Urbanism integrate housing, shops, workplaces, parks and civil facilities into close-knit communities that are both charming and functional. Walkability is key, but cars aren't excluded. Public places lie at the heart of these designs which set aside their most valued sites for parks, schools, churches, meeting halls and other civic uses. Affordability is also an important consideration--a wide range from Seaside, the acclaimed new resort town in Florida's panhandle, to a revitalization plan for the deteriorating core ofdowntown Los Angeles. Also included is a mobile-home village in Arizona (cited by ProgressiveArchitecture in its annual design awards), the rebuilding of the nation's largest "urban renewal" housing project in Texas and a "sustainable community" for 12,000 in British Columbia. Initiated by developers, government agencies and/orcitizen advocacy groups, these pioneeri


<H3>The Region (Peter Calthorpe)<H3>The Neighborhood, the District and the Corridor (Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk)<H3>The Street, the Block and the Building (Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides)<H3>Planning the American Dream (Todd W. Bressi)<H2>Establishing the Urban Pattern<H3>Seaside<H3>Laguna West<H3>Kentlands<H3>South Brentwood Village<H3>Bamberton<H3>Windsor<H3>Communications Hill<H3>Rosa Vista<H3>A New Village in the Suburbs<H3>Wellington<H2>Reconstructing the Urban Fabric<H3>Cite Internationale<H3>Downtown Hayward<H3>Riviera Beach<H3>Rio Vista West<H3>Downcity Providence<H3>Orange Tree Courts<H3>Atlantic Center<H3>Mashpee Commons<H3>Playa Vista<H3>Jackson-Taylor<H3>Highland District<H3>Clinton<H3>Downtown Los Angeles<H3>The Architecture of Community (Vincent Scully)<H4>PROJECT INFORMATION<H4>CONTRIBUTORS<H4>ACKNOWLEDGMENTS<H4>ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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``. . .informative and accessible. . .the highly instructive book is a must for architecture and urban planning collections, and suitable for the general reader.''
EAN: 9780070338890
ISBN: 0070338892
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1993
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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