The American City

The American City

What Works, What Doesn't

Book - 1995
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In this definitive sourcebook on urban planning design, noted urban scholar Alexander Garvin points out what has succeeded & what hasn't in the attempt to solve continuing problems in U.S. cities. He shows how the combination of small, collective private sector efforts, community level action, & broad-based government policy can & has achieved urban regeneration. Wide-ranging chapters provide urban planners, architects, builders, & others with: Insights on architectural, political, economic, social, & legal forces that shape cities in the U.S.; Methods for increasing access to affordable housing, clearing slums, preserving historical structures; Hard-to-find information on zoning law & legal concepts behind land use regulation; Hundreds of case studies & examples that clearly illustrate successes & failures in urban planning & urban regeneration.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1995
ISBN: 9780070229198
Characteristics: xiv, 477 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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