Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns


Victor Dover and co-author John Massengale have recently completed their compelling book, Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley 2014). In the transformative, illustrated guide, the authors take a closer look at streets—both old and new—to demonstrate what works and what doesn’t. The publication features more than 150 streets with illustrations and a discussion about why they are successful and how they were created. More than 500 photos and drawings (most never before published), reveal the details behind beautiful, walkable places.

Street Design identifies crucial elements that many modern road designs lack and includes step-by-step instructions for designing new streets and fixing existing ones—so that they become a more desirable, more valuable part of their respective village, town or metropolis. Also included are favorite streets and street-making stories from Lèon Krier, Gianni Longo, Gabriele Tagliaventi, John Norquist, and more than a dozen other leading design experts.

Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns is essential reading for anyone who wants to make their community more livable. Discover why some streets are not merely routes to someplace else, but the great addresses to which other routes lead.

To pre-order a copy, visit www.amazon.com. Available in January 2014.



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