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Redesigning Cities

Principles, Practice, Implementation

By Jonathan Barnett

Through detailed descriptions, Jonathan Barnett explains how design can reshape suburban growth patterns, revitalize older cities, and retrofit metropolitican areas.

Published by APA Planners Press , 2003

Format: Paperback , 312 pp.

ISBN: 978-1-884829-70-3

Quick order code: A29703

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This book is recommended reading for planners preparing to take the AICP exam.

Too often, no one is happy with new development: Public officials must choose among unappealing alternatives, developers are frustrated and the public is angry. But growing political support for urban design, developers' interest in community building and successful examples of redesigned cities all over the U.S. are hopeful signs of change.

Barnett explains how design can reshape suburban growth patterns, revitalize older cities, and retrofit metropolitan areas where earlier development decisions went wrong. He describes in detail specific techniques, materials, and technologies that should be known (but often aren't) to planners, public officials, concerned citizens, and others involved in development.

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