For students, at any level: A comprehensive introductory textbook on the theory and practice of Urban Design. What it is, and how it's done.
For practitioners, public and private: A reference book to the expertise and turfs of the multiple professional disciplines that must respect and work with each other to get any project done.
For citizens: A handbook on citizen guided design -- people making people's places better by lifting the role of the people affected by the actions of government and developers toward a level of parity. Tap the tools of government and harness the resources of capital to create places at all scales that work for everybody.
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Written with commonsense and humor URBAN DESIGN AND PEOPLEshould be on the desks of those making better places and places better for years to come
Read an excerpt from the publisher and if you are an educator, they will send you an evaluation copy for free. The best price now is from Amazon.
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