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Reforming Suburbia

Reforming Suburbia Author Ann Forsyth
ISBN-10 0520937910
Release 2005-03-14
Pages 394
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The "new community" movement of the 1960s and 1970s attempted a grand experiment in housing. It inspired the construction of innovative communities that were designed to counter suburbia's cultural conformity, social isolation, ugliness, and environmental problems. This richly documented book examines the results of those experiments in three of the most successful new communities: Irvine Ranch in Southern California, Columbia in Maryland, and The Woodlands in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. Based on new research and interviews with developers, designers, and residents, Ann Forsyth traces the evolution, the successes, and the shortcomings of these experiments in urban innovation. Where they succeeded, in areas such as community identity and open space preservation, they provide support for current "smart growth" proposals. Where they did not, in areas such as housing affordability and transportation choices, they offer important insights for today's planners, designers, developers, civic leaders, and others interested in incorporating new forms of development into their designs.



New City Upon a Hill

New City Upon a Hill Author Joseph Rocco Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781614230991
Release 2007-03-31
Pages 224
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Published in anticipation of Columbia's fortieth anniversary in 2007, this book showcases the history of one of the nation's leading "new towns." Built from the brilliant plan developed by visionary designer James Rouse, Columbia's innovative design is the foundation for a unique community that has thrived for decades and flourishes today.



The Death and Life of Main Street

The Death and Life of Main Street Author Miles Orvell
ISBN-10 9780807837566
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 316
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For more than a century, the term "Main Street" has conjured up nostalgic images of American small-town life. Representations exist all around us, from fiction and film to the architecture of shopping malls and Disneyland. All the while, the nation has become increasingly diverse, exposing tensions within this ideal. In The Death and Life of Main Street, Miles Orvell wrestles with the mythic allure of the small town in all its forms, illustrating how Americans continue to reinscribe these images on real places in order to forge consensus about inclusion and civic identity, especially in times of crisis. Orvell underscores the fact that Main Street was never what it seemed; it has always been much more complex than it appears, as he shows in his discussions of figures like Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather, Frank Capra, Thornton Wilder, Margaret Bourke-White, and Walker Evans. He argues that translating the overly tidy cultural metaphor into real spaces--as has been done in recent decades, especially in the new urbanist planned communities of Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Andres Duany--actually diminishes the communitarian ideals at the center of this nostalgic construct. Orvell investigates the way these tensions play out in a variety of cultural realms and explores the rise of literary and artistic traditions that deliberately challenge the tropes and assumptions of small-town ideology and life.



Design for a Vulnerable Planet

Design for a Vulnerable Planet Author Frederick Steiner
ISBN-10 9780292723856
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 288
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We inhabit a vulnerable planet. The devastation caused by natural disasters such as the southern Asian tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and the earthquakes in China's Sichuan province, Haiti, and Chile—as well as the ongoing depletion and degradation of the world's natural resources caused by a burgeoning human population—have made it clear that "business as usual" is no longer sustainable. We need to find ways to improve how we live on this planet while minimizing our impact on it. Design for a Vulnerable Planet sounds a call for designers and planners to go beyond traditional concepts of sustainability toward innovative new design that fosters regeneration and resilience. Drawing on his own and others' experiences across three continents, Frederick Steiner advocates design practice grounded in ecology and democracy and informed by critical regionalism and reflection. He begins by establishing the foundation for a more ecological approach to planning and design, adopting a broad view of ecology as encompassing human and natural, urban and wild environments. Steiner explores precedents for human ecological design provided by architect Paul Cret, landscape architect Ian McHarg, and developer George Mitchell while discussing their planning for the University of Texas campus, the Lake Austin watershed, and The Woodlands. Steiner then focuses on emerging Texas urbanism and extends his discussion to broader considerations beyond the Lone Star State, including regionalism, urbanism, and landscape in China and Italy. He also examines the lessons to be learned from human and natural disasters such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP oil spill. Finally, Steiner offers a blueprint for designing with nature to help heal the planet's vulnerabilities.



Cite

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ISBN-10 UVA:X030047765
Release 2005
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Architectural Record

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015064348017
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Choice

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ISBN-10 UOM:49015003117364
Release 2005-09
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Designing Small Parks

Designing Small Parks Author Ann Forsyth
ISBN-10 9780471736806
Release 2005-10-24
Pages 205
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Designing Small Parks: A Manual for Addressing Social and Ecological Concerns provides guidelines for building better parks by integrating design criteria with current social and natural science research. Small parks are too often relegated to being the step-child of municipal and metropolitan open space systems because of assumptions that their small size and isolation limits their recreational capacity and makes them ecologically less valuable than large city and county parks. This manual is arranged around twelve topics that represent key questions, contradictions, or tensions in the design of small parks. Topics cover fundamental issues for urban parks, natural systems, and human aspects. Also included are useful case studies with alternative design solutions using three different approaches for integrating research findings into small urban park design.



Material culture in America

Material culture in America Author Helen Sheumaker
ISBN-10 1576076474
Release 2008
Pages 569
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Presents more than two hundred alphabetic entries that cover the history of American material culture, including such topics as adolescence, mourning, graphic design, Art Deco, and gay consumerism.



The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes Through American History 1946 present 1946 1970

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes Through American History  1946 present  1946 1970 Author Thomas Wayne Paradis
ISBN-10 0313336040
Release 2008
Pages 32
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Presents information about housing construction, beginning with the homes of the first European settlers to the North American colonies, and concluding with the latest trends in construction and design of houses and apartments in the United States.



Bulletin

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ISBN-10 NWU:35556039058912
Release 2007
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Southern California Quarterly

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ISBN-10 UVA:X030053109
Release 2005
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Bibliographic Index

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ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025908224
Release 2006
Pages 26
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Creating Value

Creating Value Author Vernon D. Swaback
ISBN-10 IND:30000110440694
Release 2007
Pages 159
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This groundbreaking book argues convincingly that financial success in real estate development will increasingly require design that is smarter, greener, and more sustainable. It also provides examples of how this can be incorporated into a wide variety of real estate development projects.



Through Different Eyes

Through Different Eyes Author Nancy Selig Amsden
ISBN-10 1601660480
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 100
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Nancy Selig Amsden tells her story of growing up in Columbia, Maryland--a planned community developed by James Rouse in the late-1960's that was designed to promote diversity and inclusion. Her book explores how this "utopian" environment impacted her life, as well as provides testimonials from others who have called Columbia home. She highlights what worked in this "grand social experiment," what we can learn from Columbia, and how people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles truly can live together in peace and harmony. Columbia was ranked the #1 Place to Live in 2016 by Money Magazine.



Vernacular Architecture Newsletter

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ISBN-10 UVA:X030047558
Release 2004
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Building Suburbia

Building Suburbia Author Dolores Hayden
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060015370
Release 2003
Pages 318
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Two centuries of American suburban life are exposed in this exploration of the "American dream" through the communities that defined it, from nineteenth-century utopian communities to modern suburban communities.