Urban villages and the making of communities

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Urban regeneration is currently at the forefront of the political and professional agenda worldwide. There is a growing desire to identify and deliver solutions that not only define models of sustainable and identifiable urban form, but also underpin a real sense of a vibrant community. The design philosophy of Urban Villages has gained significant weight with government policy-makers, planners, designers and developers and is becoming a popular model in achieving a successful and flexible urban renaissance.This book documents both the roots of the Urban Village movement and its application in contemporary society. A series of essays by eminent practitioners offers particular urban perspectives. A detailed compendium of successful case-studies provides clear technical information. Urban Villages and the Making of Communities offers a professional resource, a teaching tool and learning aid.
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table_of_contents Part I. Introduction -- An urban village primer / Peter Neal -- 2. Authentic urbanism and the Jane Jacobs legacy / Roberta Brandes Gratz -- Part II. The context for urban villages -- Introduction -- 1. Smart growth on two continents / Peter Hall -- 2. Planning for sustainable communities / David Lock -- 3. Emerging digital neighbourhoods / William Mitchell -- Part III. Design principles for urban villages -- Introduction -- 4. Neighbourhood design in practice / Andres Duany -- 5. Connectivity and movement / David Taylor -- 6. The social dynamic / Ken Worpole -- Part IV. Implementing urban villages / Mike Hollingsworth, Ben Denton, Chris Brown -- Introduction -- 7. Project identification -- 8. Project procurement -- 9. Project management -- Afterword -- The challenge ahead / David Lunts -- Part V. Case studies -- Introduction -- Urban retrofit -- 1. The jewellery quarter, Birmingham -- 2. Little Germany, Bradford -- 3. Temple bar, Dublin -- 4. Kings Spadina, Toronto -- Urban renewal -- 5. Crown Street, Glasgow -- 6. The Pearl District, Portland -- 7. Expo bo01, Malmö -- 8. Llandarcy, South Wales -- Urban extension -- 9. Upton, Northampton -- 10. Poundbury, Dorset -- 11. Kirchsteigfeld, Potsdam -- 12. Newington, Sydney -- Index.
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title Urban villages and the making of communities
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title_full Urban villages and the making of communities [electronic resource] / edited by Peter Neal
title_short Urban villages and the making of communities
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