The Resource Civitas by design : building better communities, from the garden city to the new urbanism, Howard Gillette, Jr

Civitas by design : building better communities, from the garden city to the new urbanism, Howard Gillette, Jr

Label
Civitas by design : building better communities, from the garden city to the new urbanism
Title
Civitas by design
Title remainder
building better communities, from the garden city to the new urbanism
Statement of responsibility
Howard Gillette, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A masterly narrative. . An invaluable primer to understanding the dynamics, parameters, institutions, and politics of urban renewal after the Great Society."---Journal of American History --
  • "Howard Gillette provides a masterful survey of major themes in American planning and social thought over the course of the twentieth century on the proper design and function of urban areas. The title reflects the longstanding belief that improved design wiLL create not simply better buildings and public spaces but truly engaged citizens."---David Schuyler, author of From Garden City to Green City: The Legacy of Ebenezer Howard --
  • "The best study so far about the virtual collapse in the late twentieth century of South Jersey's largest city."---New York Times --
  • In Civitas by Design, historian Howard Gillette, Jr., takes a critical look at this planning tradition, examining a wide range of environmental interventions and their consequences over the course of the twentieth century. As American reform efforts moved from progressive idealism through the era of government urban renewal programs to the rise of faith in markets, planners attempted to cultivate community in places such as Forest Hills Gardens in Queens, New York; Celebration, Florida; and the post-Katrina Gulf Coast. Key figures---including critics Lewis Mumford and Oscar Newman, entrepreneur James Rouse, and housing reformer Catherine Bauer-introduced concepts such as neighborhood units, pedestrian shopping malls, and planned communities that were implemented on a national scale. Many of the buildings, Landscapes, and infrastructures that planners envisioned still remain, but frequently these physical designs have proven insufficient to sustain the ideals they represented. Will --
  • Since the end of the nineteenth century, city planners have aspired not only to improve the physical living conditions of urban residents but to strengthen civic ties through better design of built environments. From Ebenezer Howard and his vision for garden cities to today's New Urbanists, these visionaries have sought to deepen civitas, or the shared community of citizens. --
  • Winner of the 2005 Kenneth Jackson Best Book Award from the Urban History Association, the 2006 Author's Award of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance, and the 2007 Richard P. McCormick Prize of the New Jersey Historical Commission --
  • contemporary urbanists' efforts to join social justice with environmentalism generate better results? Gillette places the work of reformers and designers in the context of their times, providing a careful analysis of the major ideas and trends in urban planning for current and future policy makers. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
307.1/2160973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
HT167
LC item number
.G55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Civitas by design : building better communities, from the garden city to the new urbanism, Howard Gillette, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [170]-214) and index
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  • net
Contents
Progressive reform through environmental intervention -- The garden city in America -- The city: film as artifact -- The evolution of neighborhood planning -- The planned shopping center in suburb and city -- James Rouse and American city planning -- The new urbanism: "organizing things that matter" -- Civitas in the design of low-income housing
Control code
000044960805
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9780812242478
Lccn
2009044901
Other physical details
ill., map, plans
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.b26234178
System control number
  • (OCoLC)463675097
  • muse0812242475

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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