Place Making Developing Town Centers, Main Streets, and Urban Villages

ISBN-10: 0874208866

ISBN-13: 9780874208863

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Description: The creation of dynamic town centers that include a mix of housing, offices, stores, civic buildings, and theaters -- all in a pedestrian-friendly setting -- is one of the most important trends in real estate and planning today. This new book will help you navigate through the unique design and development issues and show you how to make all of the elements work together in a new or redeveloped town center. You will learn about the economic and social forces driving this trend; about special regulatory, market, and finance issues; how these projects are being developed in a variety of settings, ranging from master-planned communities to redevelopment areas; and how suburban planners and developers are pursuing town center concepts to create attractive gathering places for their communities. Illustrated in full color, the book includes case studies and numerous examples that describe how leading professionals met the challenges and developed innovative and successful projects. Book jacket.

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Book details

List price: $93.95
Publisher: Urban Land Institute
Publication date: 1/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 305
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
The Place-Making Trend
The "Quest for Community"
Place Identity
Changing Preferences and Tastes
New Housing Concepts: Selling Lifestyle, Not Density
Evolving Retail Realms
New Workplace Environments
Advancing Leisure and Entertainment Concepts
Smart Growth, Sustainable Development, and Livable Communities
The New Urbanism
Learning from the Past: Town Centers and Main Streets Revisited
Colonial Centers and Courthouse Squares
Early Railroad Towns
The Garden City Movement and Civic Art
Early Shopping Villages
Town Centers in Transition
Timeless Design Principles for Town Centers
Gathering Places
Streets and Pathways
Town Center Buildings
Emerging Formats for Town Centers, Main Streets, and Urban Villages
Town Centers for Master-Planned Communities
Village and Town Centers in New Urbanist Communities
Suburban Infill Town Centers
Urban Redevelopment Town Centers
Existing Main Streets Reinvented
Urban Villages
Reinvented Retail Centers
Transit Villages
New Urbanist Workplaces
Publicly Initiated Suburban Town Centers
Launching a New Town Center: Feasibility and Financing
Development Objectives and the Development Team
Evaluating Sites and Conducting Market Analyses
Feasibility Analysis
Financing
The Public Sector and Town Centers
Breakthrough Projects Revisited
Miami Lakes Town Center
Princeton Forrestal Village
Mashpee Commons
Reston Town Center
Mizner Park
Case Studies
CityPlace: West Palm Beach, Florida
Easton Town Center: Columbus, Ohio
Haile Village Center: Gainesville, Florida
Market Square: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Market Street at Celebration: Celebration, Florida
Orenco Station Town Center: Portland, Oregon
Southlake Town Square: Southlake, Texas
Valencia's Town Center Drive: A Developer's Perspective
A Compendium of Planning and Design Ideas for Town Centers
Defining the Character of the Town Center
Planning the Streets and Circulation System
Designing and Configuring Buildings
Understanding Urbanism
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