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The Planning Game

Lessons From Great Cities
Garvin, Alexander (Book - 2013 )
The Planning Game
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The Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities provides a focused, thorough, and sophisticated overview of how planning works, generously illustrated with 200 colorful photographs, diagrams, and maps created expressly for the book. It presents the public realm approach to planning--an approach that emphasizes the importance of public investments in what we own: streets, squares, parks, infrastructure, and public buildings. They are the fundamental elements in any community and are the way to determine our future. The book covers planning at every level, explaining the activities that go into successfully transforming a community as exemplified by four cities and their colorful motive forces: Paris (Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann), New York (Robert Moses), Chicago (Daniel Burnham), and Philadelphia (Edmund Bacon). The Planning Game is an invaluable resource for planners, students, community leaders, and everybody involved with making better places to live.
Authors: Garvin, Alexander
Statement of Responsibility: Alexander Garvin
Title: The planning game
lessons from great cities
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013
Edition: First Edition
Characteristics: 223 pages : color illustrations, color maps; 29 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: The planning game : an introduction
The players
The rules of the game
The public realm approach : making Paris Paris
The planning process that transformed Chicago
Growing metropolitan New York : it wasn't all Moses
Reinventing downtown Philadelphia
Playing the planning game in the twenty-first century
Summary: The Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities provides a focused, thorough, and sophisticated overview of how planning works, generously illustrated with 200 colorful photographs, diagrams, and maps created expressly for the book. It presents the public realm approach to planning--an approach that emphasizes the importance of public investments in what we own: streets, squares, parks, infrastructure, and public buildings. They are the fundamental elements in any community and are the way to determine our future. The book covers planning at every level, explaining the activities that go into successfully transforming a community as exemplified by four cities and their colorful motive forces: Paris (Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann), New York (Robert Moses), Chicago (Daniel Burnham), and Philadelphia (Edmund Bacon). The Planning Game is an invaluable resource for planners, students, community leaders, and everybody involved with making better places to live.
Subject Headings: City planning Case studies
Topical Term: City planning
LCCN: 2012013068
ISBN: 0393733440
9780393733440
Branch Call Number: 307.1216 G
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