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Regulating Place : Standards and the Shaping of Urban America - Eran Ben-Joseph

Regulating Place

Standards and the Shaping of Urban America

By: Eran Ben-Joseph (Editor), Terry S. Szold (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th January 2005
ISBN: 9780415948746
Number Of Pages: 400

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"Regulating Place" looks at how design standards have shaped the built environment of urban America. Tracing the history behind the evolution of building codes, the contributors examine the increasing influence of regulatory codes over urban design and planning during the past century. From the environment to housing to public space, the volume considers the positive and negative effects of regulation on American cities - particularly the merits of flexible approaches relative to more rigid, technocratic methods. "Regulating Place" also questions what sort of criteria should be used to measure regulatory success and what are the legal, political and economic implications of re-structuring standards and design guidelines.

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"Highly recommended." - Dolores Hayden, Yale University, author of A Field Guide to Sprawl and Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000

On Standards
Standards: Origins and Evolution
Design Standards: Whose Meaning
The Political Economy of Urban Design Standards
Standardizing Public Housing
Local Regulations and Housing Affordability
Standards and the Shaping of Private Space and Public Realm
Using and Mis-Using Law to Design the Public Realm
Sidewalk Democracy: Municipalities and the Regulation of Public Space
Facing Subdivision Regulations
Private Land Use Controls: Voluntary Devices
The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society
The Benefits of Non-Zoning
Protecting Palos Verdes: The Dark Side of Bourgeois Utopia
Designed for Change: Regulatory Reform and Emerging Approaches
From Pollution Controls to Place-Making: The Role of Environmental Regulation in Creating Communities
Role of Environmental Regulations in Shaping the Built and Natural Environment
Regulating as if Humans Matter: The Transect and Post-Suburban Planning
Substituting Information for Regulation
Afterword: The Changing Regulatory Template
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ISBN: 9780415948746
ISBN-10: 0415948746
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 13th January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.0  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1