Public Parks: The Key To Livable Communites (Norton/Library Of Congress Visual Sourcebooks In Architecture, Design, And Engineering)

Authors: Alexander Garvin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Keywords: library, congress, visual, norton, communites, parks, livable, public
Pages: 224
Published: 2010-11-29
Language: English
Category: Architecture, Professional & Technical,
ISBN-10: 0393732797     ISBN-13: 9780393732795
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: 65.00 USD
  • Rating: 40%

Everything that landscape architects, architects, planners, civic officials, and citizen activists need to know about the critical urban role of public parks.

Everything that anybody (whether they are citizen activists, or public officials, or professional landscape architects, architects, and planners) needs to know about the critical role public parks play in creating livable communities. Millions of dollars are being spent on restoring parks and creating new ones. Planner Alexander Garvin explains the rationales for their existence, the forms they take, their value, ways to pay for and govern them, and the ingredients that make successful parks, providing the first single definitive source of wisdom about them. 250 color photographs and plans


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