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Author Crankshaw, Ned
Title Creating Vibrant Public Spaces : Streetscape Design in Commercial and Historic Districts
Imprint Washington : Island Press, 2008
©2008
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Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (225 pages)
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Note Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Chapter 1: A Philosophical Basis for Downtown Design -- Chapter 2: Space and Land Use Configuration in Historic Commercial Districts -- Chapter 3: Connections: Neighborhood and Downtown -- Chapter 4: Walking Downtown: The Visitor's Experience -- Chapter 5: The Arrangement of Parking: A Design Perspective -- Chapter 6: Streetscape and Public Space Design Guidelines -- Notes -- Index
Clearly written and with numerous photos to enhance the text, Creating Vibrant Public Spaces uses examples from communities across the United States to illustrate the potential for restoring the balance provided by older urban centers between automobile access and "walkability." In advice that can be applied to a variety of settings and scales, Crankshaw describes the tenets of contemporary design theory, how to understand the physical evolution of towns, how to analyze existing conditions, and how to evaluate the feasibility of design recommendations
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Crankshaw, Ned Creating Vibrant Public Spaces : Streetscape Design in Commercial and Historic Districts Washington : Island Press,c2008 9781597264839
Subject Historic districts - United States
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