Grid/ Street/ Place: Essential Elements of Sustainable Urban Districts, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Grid/ Street/ Place

Essential Elements of Sustainable Urban Districts, 1st Edition

By Nathan Cherry


208 pages

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Today's urban resident is seeking a more flexible, sustainable environment-representing a unique, diverse, vibrant, and responsible way of living-as an alternative to the typical development patterns of suburban and semi-urban sprawl. Can urban design help create this type of sustainable urbanism? Grid Street Place presents a unique approach to understanding urban design through scientific, empirical research. The authors examined more than 100 successful projects throughout North America to identify differences and commonalities, and they discovered universal elements that characterize sustainable urban districts. By applying these essential elements, designers and developers can recreate and extend the experience of successful places to their communities. Myriad plans, sections, diagrams, and charts illustrate how each district work-at an extremely detailed level. Concrete examples, as opposed to generalities, make Grid Street Place a must-read for anyone interested in the working strategies of urban design.

Table of Contents

1. Classic Districts 2. Mixed Use Districts 3. Squares, Greens and Parks 4. Shopping Streets 5. Places

About the Author

Nathan B. Cherry, AICP, is vice president and director of the Planning and Urban Design Group of RTKL Associates

Subject Categories

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