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Streets Reconsidered: Inclusive Design for the Public Realm

$53.95

11″ x 8-1/2″, softcover, 298 pages, 229 color illustrations, Routledge.

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Product Description

Streets Reconsidered provides a roadmap to redesigning city streets for living, along with driving — Streets that accommodate people of all ages and abilities, using all travel modes, and promoting healthy urban living, social interaction, enhanced commerce, and environmental sensitivity.

The book is divided into six main sections each reflecting an important role for contemporary streets These are: Flexible streets, Social streets, Shopping streets, Play streets, Growing streets, and Resilient streets.

Individual sections include:

  • An introduction to the core concepts and benefits of each street type.
  • Case studies showing the concepts in use. The cases are fully illustrated and include photos and measured plans and elevation schematics that demonstrate how the street works. Cases are largely based on examples from North America but also include notable examples from around the world.
  • Best practices. Based on the case studies and the authors’ work, the best practices section describes and illustrates important techniques and lessons learned.

The book brings together in a single volume much of the material compiled for the re:Streets website. With the same emphasis on detailed illustrations and bite-sized nuggets of text, it packs a wealth of information in a very readable format.

Table of Contents

  1. The World on the Street
  • Introduction
  • Get the most from this book
  1. Street Design Principles
  • Living streets
  • Basic design principles
  1. Flexible Streets
  • Flexible streets
  • Activities
  • Case studies
  • Physical elements
  • Best practices
  • A flexible street simulation
  1. Gather on the Street
  • Social streets
  • Activities
  • Case studies
  • Physical elements
  • Best practices
  • A social street simulation
  1. Shop on the Street
  • Shopping streets
  • Activities
  • Case studies
  • Physical elements
  • Best practices
  • A shopping street simulation
  1. Play on the Street
  • Play streets
  • Activities
  • Case studies
  • Physical elements
  • Best practices
  • A play street simulation
  1. Grow on the Street
  • Farm streets
  • Activities
  • Case studies
  • Physical elements
  • Best practices
  • A urban farm street simulation
  1. Environmentally Friendly Street
  • Resilient streets
  • Activities
  • Case studies
  • Physical elements
  • Best practices
  • A resilient street simulation

About the Author

Daniel S. Iacofano, PhD., FAICP, FASLA, has over 30 years of experience in regional and land use planning and community-based urban planning and design. Dr. Iacofano has worked with hundreds of communities across the United States, helping them strategically plan for positive change.

Mukul Malhotra has over 20 years of experience in urban design, planning and architecture in India and the United States. Mr. Malhotra is one of the creators of “re:Streets,” the multidisciplinary collaboration focused on planning, designing and constructing streets as a method for improving the built environment for everyone.

Sample

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Guarantee

Streets Reconsidered is guaranteed. If you are not 100% satisfied, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund.

Testimonials

“Streets Reconsidered provides detailed and specific interventions that can improve and accelerate multiple uses of community streets ― and sparks the motivation to try them. This should be required reading for anyone interested in promoting safe, walkable and engaging communities.”
— Katherine Kraft,
Executive Director, America Walks

“Streets occupy a third of our cities; more than parks, schools, libraries and all other public spaces combined. Streets Reconsidered provides doable actions and inspiration to create cities for all people. Great book for elected officials, staff and citizens, as the streets are theirs. Public space.”
— Gil Penalosa,
Chair and Founder, 8-80 Cities

“The considerable knowledge that comes from long, professional street design practice is everywhere in evidence. This is a superb reference, with an array of well-considered street design principles for achieving community goals and a wealth of inspiring design possibilities.”
— Elizabeth MacDonald,
Professor and Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, University of California, Berkeley