New Urbanism And American Planning: The Conflict Of Cultures by Emily TalenNew Urbanism And American Planning: The Conflict Of Cultures by Emily Talen

New Urbanism And American Planning: The Conflict Of Cultures

byEmily TalenEditorEmily Talen

Paperback | August 24, 2005

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New Urbanism and American Planning 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. In her survey of the last hundred or so years of urbanist ideals, Emily Talen 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.

In the first part of the book Talen sets her theoretical framework and in the second part provides detailed analysis of her four ¿cultures¿.She concludes with an assessment of the successes and failures of the four cultures and the need to integrate these ideas as a means to promoting good urbanism in America.

Talen is an associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received a Ph.D. in geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1995. Prior to that, she worked as a planner for the City of Santa Barbara for 6 ...
Title:New Urbanism And American Planning: The Conflict Of CulturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:August 24, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415701333

ISBN - 13:9780415701334


Table of Contents

1. Introduction Defining American Urbanism  2. Framework ¿ Four Urbanist Cultures  3. Principles ¿ Urbanism vs. Anti-Urbanism  4. Incrementalism ¿ Beauty, Redemption, Conservation and Complexity  5. Urban Plan-Making ¿ the City Beautiful and the City Efficient  6. Planned Communities  7. Regionalism  8. Successes and Failures  9. Conclusion ¿ the Survival of New Urbanism

Editorial Reviews

"This is a must read for anyone interested in contributing wisely to American urbanization." - Alex Krieger, Professor of Urban Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

"She brings a rich, coherent historical overview to a subject often adrift in the horse lattitudes of statistical analysis." - James Howard Kunstler