Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns

Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns

John Massengale, Victor Dover


"The top streets within the world's villages, cities, and cities—whether modest or grand—continually remind one who simplicity is a part of the recipe for achievement during this paintings. the recommendation of Victor Dover and John Massengale, their historical examples and their very own designs, mirror that simplicity."
—From the Foreword by means of HRH The Prince of Wales

“Street Design is a lucid, sensible and altogether indispensable guide for envisioning and developing bright twenty first century cities and towns. it may be required interpreting for each neighborhood political chief, planner, architect, genuine property developer and engaged city citizen in America."
—Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360 and writer of True Believers  

"We are going to begin strolling round the areas we are living back, and as that happens and turns into general, we are going to swiftly redevelop a requirement for greater caliber in construction on the human scale."
—From the Afterword via James Howard Kunstler

“Your charrette touring library needs to comprise the $64000 road layout ebook by way of Victor Dover and John Massengale.”—Bill Lennertz, Executive Director,  nationwide Charrette Institute

“What an awesome source!  For those that want that my publication, Walkable City, had photographs, this is often the publication for you.  If both your paintings or your play contains the making of locations, you'll find Street Design to be a useful tool.” Jeff Speck, AICP, CNU-A, LEED-AP, Hon. ASLA

Written by way of finished architects and concrete designers, this straightforward highway layout guide exhibits either easy methods to layout new streets and improve current ones. It deals step by step guide and stocks examples of fine streets, analyzing the weather that lead them to winning in addition to how they have been designed and created. issues additionally contain techniques for shaping house within the public right-of-way via right development peak to highway width ratios, terminated vistas, landscaping, and road geometry. This booklet is a invaluable source for city designers, planners, architects, and engineers.

With visitor essays from: Kaid Benfield, David Brussat, Javier Cenicacelaya, Hank Dittmar, Andres Duany, Douglas Duany, Emily Glavey, Chip Kaufman, Ethan Kent, Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, Léon Krier, Gianni Longo, Thomas Low, Laura Lyon, Chuck Marohn, Paul Murrain, John Norquist, Stefanos Polyzoides, Gabriele Tagliaventi and Erik Vogt.

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