Shaping Neighbourhoods: A Guide for Health, Sustainability and Vitality

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Taylor & Francis, 2003 - Medical - 244 pages
Current policies in planning emphasise the importance of rejuvenating neighbourhoods. This new guide bridges the gap between rhetoric and reality, promoting an interprofessional and collaborative approach to making localities work. The objective is to design neighbourhoods that are healthy, safe, friendly and attractive for residents and users, whilst being more self-sustaining in terms of water, energy, local services and work. Social inclusion, accessibility and the quality of the public realm are central tenets. Shaping Neighbourhoods is distinctive in showing not only what should be done but also how it could be done. Expounded with illustrations and case-studies, this practical guide provides a beneficial reference for planners and all those involved in the processes of urban design.
 

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Contents

community checklist
26
People and community
27
Investors checklist
33
The collaborative approach
47
Getting going
54
Making it happen
69
Case studies
77
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84
Water
148
Food
158
Waste
164
Biodiversity
170
Case studies
183
Key structuring elements
194
Shaping towns and townships
206
Designing places
220

Access to jobs
91
Planning for movement
117
Case studies
128
Case studies
231
Sources
237
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