Making People-Friendly Towns: Improving the Public Environment in Towns and Cities

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Francis Tibbalds
Taylor & Francis, Sep 10, 2012 - Architecture - 128 pages
Making People-Friendly Towns explores the way our towns and cities, particularly their central areas, look and feel to all their users and discusses their design, maintenance and management. Francis Tibbalds provides a new philosophical approach to the problem, suggesting that places as a whole matter much more than the individual components that make up the urban environment such as buildings, roads and parks. This informative book suggests the way forward for professionals, decision-makers and all those who care about the future of our urban environment and points the reader in the direction of a wealth of living examples of successful town planning.
 

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Contents

Preface
The Decline of the Public Realm
Places Matter Most
What are the Lessons from the Past?
Mixing Uses and Activities
Human Scale
Pedestrian Freedom
Access for
Lasting Environments
Controlling Change
Joining it all Together
A Renaissance of the Public Realm?
Postscript
Afterword by Kevin Murray
Bibliography
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