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    DescriptionEveryone 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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    Title
    The Smart Growth Manual
    Subtitle
    New Urbanism in American Communities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andres Duany, By (author) Jeff Speck, By (author) Mike Lydon, By (author) Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780071376754
    ISBN 10: 0071376755
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    Illustrations note
    200 colour illustrations, references, index
    Publisher
    McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Imprint name
    MCGRAW-HILL Professional
    Publication date
    01 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Andres Duany, FAIA, CNU, is a founding principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). DPZ is a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. Since 1980, DPZ has designed more than 300 new towns, regional plans, and community revitalization projects. Duany is cofounder of the Congress for New Urbanism and the recipient of several honorary doctorates and awards, including the National Building Museum's Vincent J. Scully Prize and the Richard H. Driehaus Prize. Jeff Speck AICP, CNU, LEED-AP, Hon. ASLA, spent 10 years as director of town planning at DPZ, where he led or managed more than 40 of the firm's projects. Subsequent to the publication of Suburban Nation, he was appointed director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he created the Governors' Institute on Community Design, a program that brings smart growth techniques to state leadership. After four years at the Endowment, he founded Speck & Associates, a design consultancy serving public officials and the real estate industry. He is a contributing editor to Metropolis magazine. Mike Lydon CNU, is an urban planner, writer, and livable streets activist. Before founding The Street Plans Collaborative, an urban planning firm specializing in alternative transportation and the public realm, he worked for DPZ, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, and Smart Growth Vermont. He is currently a Next American City Urban Vanguard and serves as a board member for the Miami Bicycle Coalition.
    Review quote
    "Charter of the New Urbanism: "Every New Urbanist should have a copy of the Charter book. The Charter book is the most complete and comprehensive statement of the New Urbanism movement." - New Urban News "an important work that defines the tenets of New Urbanism" - Architectural Record Suburban Nation: "put flesh on the bones of the New Urbanism movement and given much needed impetus to the promise it holds for America" - Richard Moe, National Trust for Historic Preservation "an essential text for our time" - Robert Stern, Dean, Yale School of Architecture
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Part 1: The Region; Chapter 1. Regional Principles; Chapter 2. The Regional Plan; Chapter 3. Regional Transportation; Part 2: The Neighborhood; Chapter 4. Natural Context;Chapter 5. -Neighborhood Components; Chapter 6. Neighborhood Structure; Part 3: The Street; Chapter 7. Thoroughfare Network; Chapter 8. Thoroughfare Design; Chapter 9. Public Streetscape; Chapter 10. Private Streetscape; Chapter 11. Parking; Part 4: The Building; Chapter 12. Building Types; Chapter 13. Green Construction; Chapter 14. Architectural Design; Appendix: Useful Statements, Smart Growth Directory, Acknowledgments, Image Credits;Index