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True Urbanism: Living In and Near the Center [Paperback]

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Mark Hinshaw has a proposition for Americans: Come out of your bunker, throw open the gate, and meet the neighborhood. True Urbanism, his passionate and highly readable appeal for re-engagement with city life, celebrates the growing number of people who reject sterile, paint-by-numbers subdivisions in favor of rich, vibrant, and often unpredictable urban neighborhoods.
Through a series of fascinating case studies, this volume demonstrates how cities can create mixed-use districts dense enough to support a variety of locally owned businesses, lively street life, and cultural institutions, while also outlining design guidelines that allow for architectural creativity and regulations that promote housing development for every income and age level. Now that the dust has settled from the late-twentieth-century development boom, this vivid account of cities large and small will show communities how to shed their lingering antiurban tendencies in favor of embracing density as destiny.

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Pages   226
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 2007
Publisher   American Planning Association
ISBN  1932364277  
ISBN13  9781932364279  

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Mark Hinshaw is a city planner and architect with more than thirty years of public- and private-sector experience and the former commentator on planning and design for The Seattle Times. He is currently director of urban design for LMN Architects in Seattle and writes frequently for such publications as Planning and Landscape Architecture.

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The American Dream revisited and revised ....  May 6, 2008
Mark Hinshaw takes the conventional American Dream of a single family home with a big yard and proposes an alternative: living in a densely populated area where children and the elderly - and all in between - enjoy the broad sweep of humanity and the convenience of near-living. In this book about urban planning, he takes on questions of sociological significance - caring for our aging population as well as raising children in an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding.

For the student as well as the layman with an interest in the way our country will (should?) look when our children are grown, True Urbanism is a horizon-stretching, thoroughly enjoyable read.

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