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The Urban Pattern, 6th Edition

The Urban Pattern, 6th Edition

Simon Eisner, Arthur Gallion, Stanley Eisner

ISBN: 978-0-471-28428-4

Mar 1993

656 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$130.00

Description

For more than forty years this text has been educating students about the history of city planning and its contemporary practice. The sixth edition brings students up-to-date with new coverage of computer modeling, the new exurbia and megalopolis, seismic issues, hazardous waste, development vs. no growth, environmental concerns, and participatory planning.
Partial table of contents:

KNOWLEDGE--THE BASIS FOR PLANNING.

Ecosphere.

Resources.

URBANISM IS BORN.

The Dawn of Urbanization.

The Classic City.

The Medieval Town.

The Neoclassic City.

THE CITY IN TRANSITION.

The Industrial Revolution.

The City of Contrasts.

Improvements in Housing.

MODERN TRENDS.

Twenties and Thirties Looking to the Future.

World War II and After.

THE PLANNING PROCESS.

Public Planning.

Private Planning.

The Legal Foundation.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE.

Land Use Element.

Housing Element.

Seismic Safety Element.

Noise Element.

Conservation Element.

IMPLEMENTATION--PUTTING PLANS TO WORK: TURNING IDEAS INTO REALITY.

The Zoning Plan.

The Specific Plan.

Subdivision of Land.

The Financial Plans.

REBUILDING OUR CITIES.

Development Processes.

Planning With Minorities.

Urban Design.

Art in the City.

METAMORPHOSIS.

Symbols of Purpose.

Epilogue.

Bibliography.

Index.