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Envisioning Better Communities

Seeing More Options, Making Wiser Choices, 1st Edition

By Randall Arendt


240 pages

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The author's work has shaped a generation of planners, designers, and landscape architects. In this book, the author brings his insights to a broader public, with a profusely illustrated demonstration of how local officials, planning commissioners, and everyday citizens can work to make their communities more attractive, more habitable, a

Table of Contents

1. Balancing Development and Conservation through Community-wide Planning 2. Conservation Subdivision Design - Recommended Procedures 3. Residential Neighborhood Design Principles 4. Improving Downtown Appearance and Viability 5. Transforming Highway Commercial Strips into Mixed Use Centers 6. Conclusion: Where to Go from Here

About the Author

Randall Arendt is a landscape planner, site designer, author, lecturer, and advocate. He is senior conservation advisor at the Natural Lands Trust and a fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He is the author of more than 20 publications, including Rural by Design; Growing Greener; Crossroads, Hamlet, Village, Town; and Conservation Design for Subdivisions.

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