The art of classic planning : building beautiful and enduring communities / Nir Haim Buras
- Buras, Nir Haim, 1952-
- Additional Titles:
- Classic planning
- Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 475 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
- Preface: Frederick Law Olmstead and the sense of place -- Introduction : Creating a legacy of beauty -- How did we get here? -- The romantic modernist planning that gutted twentieth-century cities -- Modernist critique of modernist planning -- What now? -- Classic planning fundamentals -- Classic planning was always there -- Learning from what we have -- Urban form and your experience -- Classic planning applied -- Classic planning knowledge base -- Classic planning tools -- Designing a city -- Building a city -- A plan is a legacy, not a solution.
- Nearly everything we treasure in the world's most beautiful cities was built over a century ago. Cities draw visitors because of their exquisite architecture, walkable neighborhoods, and human scale. Yet a great deal of the knowledge and practice behind successful city planning has been abandoned over the last hundred years--not because of traffic, population growth, or other practical hurdles, but because of ill-considered theories. An accomplished architect and urbanist goes back to the roots of what makes cities attractive and livable, demonstrating how we can restore function and beauty to our urban spaces for the long term.--
- 9780674919242 (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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