STREETS AND THE SHAPING OF TOWNS AND CITIES

This book provides information on how street design can "make or break" a community. In a detailed study of the changing nature of suburban street design over the past two centuries, the authors show how the design and layout of residential streets help to determine the character and quality of communities. They describe how street design standards have changed and outline different design approaches, such as picturesque suburbs, checkerboard grids, branching culs-de-sac and shared streets. In addition, they provide strategies for reducing urban sprawl and re-establishing a community space.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Southworth, M
    • Ben-Joseph, E
  • Publication Date: 1997

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 184 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00732173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0070598088
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 21 1997 12:00AM