Making People-Friendly Towns explores the way our towns and cities, particularly their central areas, look and feel to all their users and discusses their design, maintenance and management. Francis Tibbalds provides a new philosophical approach to the problem, suggesting that places as a whole matter much more than the individual components that make up the urban environment such as buildings, roads and parks. This informative book suggests the way forward for professionals, decision-makers and all those who care about the future of our urban environment and points the reader in the direction of a wealth of living examples of successful town planning.
Table of Contents
The Decline of the Public Realm. 'Places' Matter Most. What are the Lessons from the Past? Mixing Uses and Activities. Human Scale. Pedestrian Freedom. Access for All. Making it Clear. Lasting Environments. Controlling Change. Joining it all Together. A Renaissance of the Public Realm?