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Designing the city [electronic resource] : a guide for advocates and public officials / Adele Fleet Bacow.

By: Bacow, Adele Fleet.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c1995Description: 1 online resource (xix, 193 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1417540168 (electronic bk.); 9781417540167 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): City planning -- United States | Community development, Urban -- United States | Planificaci�on urbana -- Estados Unidos | Desarrollo comunal, urbano -- Estados Unidos | Urbanisme -- �Etats-Unis | D�eveloppement communautaire urbain -- �Etats-Unis | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Regional Planning | Stadsplanning | OpbouwwerkGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Designing the city.DDC classification: 307.1/216/0973 Other classification: 74.72 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Ch. 1. Getting Better Design in Your Community -- Ch. 2. Convincing Arguments for Design -- Ch. 3. Targeting Public Works and Transportation -- Ch. 4. Using Money as an Incentive: Supporting Design through Grant Programs -- Ch. 5. Creating Space for Artists and Cultural Activity -- Ch. 6. Integrating Design into Finance and Development -- Ch. 7. Rewarding Quality Design: The Governor's Design Awards Program -- Ch. 8. Education as Advocacy: From Public Officials to Children -- Ch. 9. Practical Tips for Action -- Appendix A: Design Arts Programs in Other States -- Appendix B: Urban Design Glossary: Key Design and Planning Terms.
Summary: Written in a clear and engaging style, Designing the City is a practical manual for improving the way communities are planned, designed, and built. It presents case studies from across the country that highlight proven models and strategies to help community developers to establish productive partnerships with public works and transportation departments; develop resources through grant programs; incorporate artists and cultural facilities into community development; create new and enduring models for effective action; and educate participants and consumers of the design and development process. Designing the City draws on Adele Fleet Bacow's extensive experience in community development, design, and the arts. It is an invaluable resource for all those who want to improve their neighborhoods and communities - citizens, elected officials, developers, public agencies, planners, designers, environmentalists, artists, and activists.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-181) and index.

Ch. 1. Getting Better Design in Your Community -- Ch. 2. Convincing Arguments for Design -- Ch. 3. Targeting Public Works and Transportation -- Ch. 4. Using Money as an Incentive: Supporting Design through Grant Programs -- Ch. 5. Creating Space for Artists and Cultural Activity -- Ch. 6. Integrating Design into Finance and Development -- Ch. 7. Rewarding Quality Design: The Governor's Design Awards Program -- Ch. 8. Education as Advocacy: From Public Officials to Children -- Ch. 9. Practical Tips for Action -- Appendix A: Design Arts Programs in Other States -- Appendix B: Urban Design Glossary: Key Design and Planning Terms.

Written in a clear and engaging style, Designing the City is a practical manual for improving the way communities are planned, designed, and built. It presents case studies from across the country that highlight proven models and strategies to help community developers to establish productive partnerships with public works and transportation departments; develop resources through grant programs; incorporate artists and cultural facilities into community development; create new and enduring models for effective action; and educate participants and consumers of the design and development process. Designing the City draws on Adele Fleet Bacow's extensive experience in community development, design, and the arts. It is an invaluable resource for all those who want to improve their neighborhoods and communities - citizens, elected officials, developers, public agencies, planners, designers, environmentalists, artists, and activists.

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Designing the city by Bacow, Adele Fleet. ©1995
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