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Grid / Street / Place

Essential Elements of Sustainable Urban Districts

By Nathan Cherry AICP, Kurt Nagle

Grid / Street / Place is a unique approach to understanding urban design through scientific, empirical research.

Published by APA Planners Press , 2009

Format: Hardcover , 208 pp.

ISBN: 978-1-932364-72-9

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Today's urban resident is seeking a more flexible, sustainable environment — representing a unique, diverse, vibrant, and responsible way of living — as an alternative to the typical development patterns of suburban and semi-urban sprawl. Can urban design help create this type of sustainable urbanism?

Grid / Street / Place presents a unique approach to understanding urban design through scientific, empirical research. The authors examined more than 100 successful projects throughout North America to identify differences and commonalities, and they discovered universal elements that characterize sustainable urban districts. By applying these essential elements, designers and developers can recreate and extend the experience of successful places to their communities.

Myriad plans, sections, diagrams, and charts illustrate how each district works — at an extremely detailed level. Concrete examples, as opposed to generalities, make Grid / Street / Place a must-read for anyone interested in the working strategies of urban design.

Silver Medal for Architecture at the Independent Publishers Awards

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