"New Urbanism And American Planning: The Conflict Of Cultures" by Emily Talen
Planning, history, and the environment series
Routledge, Taylor & Francis | 2005 | ISBN: 0203799488 0415701333 0415701325 9780415701327 9780415701334 | 329 pages | PDF | 5 MB
This book presents the history of American planners’ quest for good cities and shows how New Urbanism is a culmination of ideas that have been evolving since the nineteenth century. Author identifies four approaches to city-making, which she terms ‘cultures’: incrementalism, plan-making, planned communities, and regionalism. She shows how these cultures connect, overlap, and conflict and how most of the ideas about building better settlements are recurrent.