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The Resource What makes a great city, Alexander Garvin, (electronic book)

What makes a great city, Alexander Garvin, (electronic book)

Label
What makes a great city
Title
What makes a great city
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Garvin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What makes a great city? Not a good city or a functional city but a great city. A city that people admire, learn from, and replicate. City planner and architect Alexander Garvin set out to answer this question by observing cities, largely in North America and Europe, with special attention to Paris, London, New York, and Vienna. For Garvin, greatness is not just about the most beautiful, convenient, or well-managed city; it isn’t even about any zcity.y It is about what people who shape cities can do to make a city great. A great city is not an exquisite, completed artifact. It is a dynamic, constantly changing place that residents and their leaders can reshape to satisfy their demands. While this book does discuss the history, demographic composition, politics, economy, topography, history, layout, architecture, and planning of great cities, it is not about these aspects alone. Most importantly, it is about the interplay between people and public realm, and how they have interacted throughout history to create great cities. To open the book, Garvin explains that a great public realm attracts and retains the people who make a city great. He describes exactly what the term public realm means, its most important characteristics, as well as providing examples of when and how these characteristics work, or don’t. An entire chapter is devoted to a discussion of how particular components of the public realm (squares in London, parks in Minneapolis, and streets in Madrid) shape people’s daily lives. He concludes with a look at how twenty-first century initiatives in Paris, Houston, Atlanta, Brooklyn, and Toronto are making an already fine public realm even better—initiatives that demonstrate what other cities can do to improve. This volume will help readers understand that any city can be changed for the better and inspire entrepreneurs, public officials, and city residents to do it themselves
Cataloging source
GW5XE
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Garvin, Alexander
Dewey number
307.1/216
Index
index present
LC call number
HT166
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Sociology, Urban
Label
What makes a great city, Alexander Garvin, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: What Makes a Great City -- 1: The Importance of the Public Realm -- 2: The Characteristics of the Public Realm -- 3: Open to Anybody -- 4: Something for Everybody -- 5: Attracting and Retaining Market Demand -- 6: Providing a Framework for Successful Urbanization -- 7: Sustaining a Habitable Environment -- 8: Nurturing and Supporting a Civil Society -- 9: Using the Public Realm to Shape Everyday Life -- 10: Creating a Public Realm for the Twenty-First Century
Control code
SPR957582231
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610917599
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-759-9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
What makes a great city, Alexander Garvin, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: What Makes a Great City -- 1: The Importance of the Public Realm -- 2: The Characteristics of the Public Realm -- 3: Open to Anybody -- 4: Something for Everybody -- 5: Attracting and Retaining Market Demand -- 6: Providing a Framework for Successful Urbanization -- 7: Sustaining a Habitable Environment -- 8: Nurturing and Supporting a Civil Society -- 9: Using the Public Realm to Shape Everyday Life -- 10: Creating a Public Realm for the Twenty-First Century
Control code
SPR957582231
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610917599
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-759-9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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