200 pages, 7 x 10
Paperback
Release Date:01 Jul 2013
ISBN:9781610911948
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Measuring Urban Design

Metrics for Livable Places

Island Press
What makes strolling down a particular street enjoyable? The authors of
Measuring Urban Design argue it's not an idle question.
Inviting streets are the centerpiece of thriving, sustainable
communities, but it can be difficult to pinpoint the precise design
elements that make an area appealing. This accessible guide removes the
mystery, providing clear methods to measure urban design.

Reid Ewing is a professor of City andMetropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, associate editor ofthe Journal of the American Planning Association, columnistfor Planning magazine, Fellow of the Urban Land Institute, andmember of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED LP-TechnicalAdvisory Group. Otto Clemente is a seniortransportation planner in Fairfax County, VA.

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