Incomplete Streets Book

Incomplete Streets

  • Author : Stephen Zavestoski
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317930983

Incomplete Streets Excerpt :

The ‘Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban form shaped by the logic of keeping automobiles moving. By enabling safe access for all users, Complete Streets promise to make cities more walkable and livable and at the same time more sustainable. This book problematizes the Complete Streets concept by suggesting that streets should not be thought of as merely physical spaces, but as symbolic and social spaces. When important social and symbolic narratives are missing from the discourse and practice of Complete Streets, what actually results are incomplete streets. The volume questions whether the ways in which complete streets narratives, policies, plans and efforts are envisioned and implemented might be systematically reproducing many of the urban spatial and social inequalities and injustices that have characterized cities for the last century or more. From critiques of a "mobility bias" rooted in the neoliberal foundations of the Complete Streets concept, to concerns about resulting environmental gentrification, the chapters in Incomplete Streets variously call for planning processes that give voice to the historically marginalized and, more broadly, that approach streets as dynamic, fluid and public social places. This interdisciplinary book is aimed at students, researchers and professionals in the fields of urban geography, environmental studies, urban planning and policy, transportation planning, and urban sociology.

Livable Streets 2 0 Book

Livable Streets 2 0

  • Author : Bruce Appleyard
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-03-22
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 609
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128160299

Livable Streets 2 0 Excerpt :

Livable Streets 2.0 offers a thorough examination of the struggle between automobiles, residents, pedestrians and other users of streets, along with evidence-based, practical strategies for redesigning city street networks that support urban livability. In 1981, when Donald Appleyard’s Livable Streets was published, it was globally recognized as a groundbreaking work, one of the most influential urban design books of its time. Unfortunately, he was killed a year later by a speeding drunk driver. This latest update, Livable Streets 2.0, revisited by his son Bruce, updates on the topic with the latest research, new case studies and best practices for creating more livable streets. It is essential reading for those who influence future directions in city and transportation planning. Incorporates the most current empirical research on urban transportation and land use practices that support the need for more livable communities Includes recent case studies from around the world on successful projects, campaigns, programs, and other efforts Contains new coverage of vulnerable populations

Rural by Design Book

Rural by Design

  • Author : Randall Arendt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-08
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351178426

Rural by Design Excerpt :

For America’s rural and suburban areas, new challenges demand new solutions. Author Randall Arendt meets them in an entirely new edition of Rural by Design. When this planning classic first appeared 20 years ago, it showed how creative, practical land-use planning can preserve open space and keep community character intact. The second edition shifts the focus toward infilling neighborhoods, strengthening town centers, and moving development closer to schools, shops, and jobs. New chapters cover form-based codes, visioning, sustainability, low-impact development, green infrastructure, and more, while 70 case studies show how these ideas play out in the real world. Readers —rural or not—will find practical advice about planning for the way we live now.

Encyclopedia of Transportation Book

Encyclopedia of Transportation

  • Author : Mark Garrett
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-08-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 2048
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483346519

Encyclopedia of Transportation Excerpt :

Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book’s articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower’s modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what’s the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader’s Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering. The index, Reader’s Guide,

Comprehensive Plan of Newark Book

Comprehensive Plan of Newark

  • Author : Newark (N.J.). City Plan Commission
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1915
  • Genre: City planning
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B40329

Comprehensive Plan of Newark Excerpt :

Commerce Book


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1911
  • Genre: Chicago (Ill.)
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433077884850

Commerce Excerpt :

House documents Book

House documents

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : BSB:BSB11368868

House documents Excerpt :

Municipal Register of the City of Springfield     Book

Municipal Register of the City of Springfield

  • Author : Springfield (Mass.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1916
  • Genre: Springfield (Mass.)
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015068477507

Municipal Register of the City of Springfield Excerpt :

Contains the reports of city officials for the preceding year.

Report Book


  • Author : Connecticut. General Railroad Commissioners
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : IOWA:31858017494968

Report Excerpt :

Includes "Statistical tables compiled from the annual returns of the railroad companies of the state."

The American and English Railroad Cases Book

The American and English Railroad Cases

  • Author : Lawrence Lewis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889
  • Genre: Railroad law
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PRNC:32101066800408

The American and English Railroad Cases Excerpt :

Covers cases decided [1879?]-1895.