A Guide to Planning for Community Character

A Guide to Planning for Community Character

eBook - 2011
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A Guide to Planning for Community Character adds a wealth of practical applications to the framework that Lane Kendig describes in his previous book, Community Character. The purpose of the earlier book is to give citizens and planners a systematic way of thinking about the attributes of their communities and a common language to use for planning and zoning in a consistand reliable way. This follow-up volume addresses actual design in the three general classes of communities in Kendig's framework-urban, suburban, and rural.

The author's practical approaches enable designers to create communities "with the character that citizens actually want." Kendig also provides a guide for incorporating community character into a comprehensive plan. In addition, this book shows how to use community character in planning and zoning as a way of making communities more sustainable. All examples in the volume are designed to meet real-world challenges. They show how to design a community so that the desired character is actually achieved in the built result. The book also provides useful tools for analyzing or measuring relevant design features.

Together, the books provide a comprehensive treatmof community character, offering both a tested theory of planning based on visual and physical character and practical ways to plan and measure communities. The strength of this comprehensive approach is that it is ultimately less rigid and more adaptable than many rec"flexible" zoning codes.


Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9781610910187
1610910184
9781597266970
1597266973
9781597266987
1597266981
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 250 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Keast, Bret C.

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