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Urban parks and open space
Describes how 15 derelict areas of the United States were developed into thriving new parks and offers advice to public agencies and private developers on how to go about revitalizing urban areas.Expand
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The American City: What Works, What Doesn't
Ch. 1 A Realistic Approach Ch. 2. Ingredients of Success Ch. 3. Parks Downtown Strategies (new) Ch. 4. Retailing Ch. 5. Magnets Ch. 6. Modernization Ch. 7. Retrofitting for Vehicles Ch. 8. ReclaimingExpand
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What Makes a Great City
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The American City
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Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities
Everything that anybody (whether they are citizen activists, or public officials, or professional landscape architects, architects, and planners) needs to know about the critical role public parksExpand
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Great Planned Communities
Lavishly illustrated, this book features 26 innovative planned communities. Following an introduction by Alexander Garvin that describes how planned communities have evolved, it reveals an insideExpand
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Philadelphia’s Planner: A Conversation with Edmund Bacon
Architect, city planner, educator, and writer, Edmund N. Bacon (1910 -) orchestrated revitalization of downtown Philadelphia after World War II and served as one of the most articulate voices for aExpand
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Organizations That Are Changing Downtown
Downtown activists often do not have the money, power, or responsibility they need to make desired changes downtown. Consequently, they may create an independent organization, depend on an existingExpand
Lessons for Any Downtown
Many 20th-century urban experts believed cities, and down-towns in particular, were obsolete. Their prescriptions for preventing them from withering away included redevelopment and reorganization inExpand