Above and Beyond: Visualizing Change in Small Towns and Rural Areas, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Above and Beyond

Visualizing Change in Small Towns and Rural Areas, 1st Edition

By Julie Campoli

Routledge

203 pages

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Paperback: 9781884829505
pub: 2001-12-01
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This book argues for a return to traditional development patterns that produce more compact cities and towns. Highlighting widespread trends in contemporary land development-from fragmentation (our tendency to spread out) to separation (our tendency to allocate separate areas of town for living, working, shopping and playing)-the authors offer case examples of communities that have succeeded in curbing those trends. They show how these communities have invigorated their town centers; lured home buyers back to town; integrated working, shopping and recreation areas; nurtured a sense of identity and community; rewritten land-use regulations to allow for more compact developing; and overcome the ""cars rule"" mentality of suburban development. "

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC008000
ARCHITECTURE / Landscape
ARC010000
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning