Pedestrian Malls, Streetscapes, and Urban Spaces by Harvey M. RubensteinPedestrian Malls, Streetscapes, and Urban Spaces by Harvey M. Rubenstein

Pedestrian Malls, Streetscapes, and Urban Spaces

byHarvey M. Rubenstein

Paperback | October 30, 1992

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An analysis of the pedestrian malls built during the urban renewal period of the 60's and 70's, and of new urban open space designs. Explores the trend towards, and away from, full pedestrian malls, and analyzes newer project types, such as festival marketplaces and mixed-use urban spaces. Describes mall development processes such as feasibility analysis, planning and design. Also covers street furnishings ranging from paving, fountains and sculpture to lighting, canopies and seating. Offers updated coverage of new projects in New York, Tampa, Memphis, Louisville and Minneapolis. Also features over 250 photographs as well as detailed site plans of the projects covered.
Title:Pedestrian Malls, Streetscapes, and Urban SpacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 11.32 × 8.68 × 0.81 inPublished:October 30, 1992Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0471546801

ISBN - 13:9780471546801

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Table of Contents

Evolution of Urban Spaces and Pedestrian Malls.

Pedestrian Mall Development.

Feasibility Analysis.

Context and Form Characteristics.

Design Elements and Street Furniture.

Plants in the City.

Pedestrian Mall Case Studies.

Comparative Analysis of Pedestrian Malls.

Urban Spaces.



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In his critically acclaimed 1978 book, Central City Malls, Harvey M. Rubenstein focused on the revitalization of downtown city centers by the use of pedestrian malls that were designed to offset urban blight and halt the loss of commerce to the suburbs. With Pedestrian Malls, Streetscapes, and Urban Spaces, the author revisits these and other more recent urban projects, explaining why some have thrived while others have failed, and reevaluating each one in the context of today's design requirements. Moreover, this peerless professional resource provides a unified, comprehensive approach to the design and development of contemporary pedestrian malls, streetscapes, and urban spaces. It reviews and integrates the key social, economic, and aesthetic considerations involved in planning full malls, transit malls, and semimalls, as well as festival marketplaces and mixed-use projects with offices, shopping, residential uses, and entertainment facilities. Following a brief overview of the evolution of urban, pedestrian-oriented spaces, the author walks readers through a c