The Regional City

The Regional City Most Americans today do not live in discrete cities and towns but rather in an aggregation of cities and suburbs that forms one basic economic multi cultural environmental and civic entity These re

  • Title: The Regional City
  • Author: Peter Calthorpe William Fulton
  • ISBN: 9781559637848
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback
  • Most Americans today do not live in discrete cities and towns, but rather in an aggregation of cities and suburbs that forms one basic economic, multi cultural, environmental and civic entity These regional cities have the potential to significantly improve the quality of our lives to provide interconnected and diverse economic centers, transportation choices, and a vaMost Americans today do not live in discrete cities and towns, but rather in an aggregation of cities and suburbs that forms one basic economic, multi cultural, environmental and civic entity These regional cities have the potential to significantly improve the quality of our lives to provide interconnected and diverse economic centers, transportation choices, and a variety of human scale communities In The Regional City, two of the most innovative thinkers in the field of land use planning and design offer a detailed look at this new metropolitan form and explain how regional scale planning and design can help direct growth wisely and reverse current trends in land use The authors discuss the nature and underpinnings of this new metropolitan formpresent their view of the policies and physical design principles required for metropolitan areas to transform themselves into regional citiesdocument the combination of physical design and social and economic policies that are being used across the countryconsider the main factors that are shaping metropolitan regions today, including the maturation of sprawling suburbs and the renewal of urban neighborhoodsFeaturing full color graphics and in depth case studies, The Regional City offers a thorough examination of the concept of regional planning along with examples of successful initiatives from around the country It will be must reading for planners, architects, landscape architects, local officials, real estate developers, community development professionals, and for students in architecture, urban planning, and policy.

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    1. This book is an encapsulation of the inspiration for my dissertation research and future research career. Unlike many of the books on sprawl, it does not focus on deriding cars and highways as the source of all evil, or generally consist of an extended lament on the current state of affairs. Rather, it is a pragmatic and optimistic vision of how our metropolitan areas can and should develop as we move forward beyond sprawl. The vision is comprehensive, dealing with existing cities and suburbs an [...]

    2. Positive throughout. Great ideas for connection a region via form and with policy measures to promote equity.

    3. A varied and comprehensive overview of how form-based codes and other New Urbanist principles can be adopted on a regional basis to combat urban decay and suburban sprawl.

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