Site Planning - 3rd Edition

Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1984-03-13
Publisher(s): Mit Pr
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This new edition of Kevin Lynch's widely used introductory textbook has been completely revised; and is also enriched by the experience of Lynch's coauthor, Gary Hack. For over two decades, Site Planning has remained the only comprehensive source of information on all the principal - activities and concerns of arranging the outdoor physical environment. Now, new illustrations double the visual material and one hundred pages of new appendixes cover special techniques, provide references to more detailed technical sources, and put numerical standards in a concise form. An introduction summarizes the site planning process. This is followed by a case study of a typical professional project and ten chapters which provide new materials on user analysis, programming, site planning for built places, housing tenures and their planning implications, cost estimating, mapping, the reading of air photographs, site design for housing in developing countries, design strategies, environmental impact analyses, and many others - all illustrated with in-text photographs and line drawings and with Lynch's characteristic marginal sketches. Kevin Lynch is Professor Emeritus of City Planning at MIT and agrave; partner in Carr, Lynch Associates. Gary Hack is Head of the Department of Urban Studies and planning at MIT

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
The Art of Site Planningp. 1
The Sitep. 29
The Userp. 67
The Programp. 107
Designp. 127
The Sensed Landscape and Its Materialsp. 153
Accessp. 193
Earthwork and Utilitiesp. 223
Housingp. 251
Other Usesp. 295
Weak Controls, Built Places, Few Resourcesp. 333
Strategiesp. 369
Soilsp. 379
Fields Surveysp. 385
Reading Aerial Photographsp. 392
Regional Climatep. 402
Sun Anglesp. 407
Noisep. 412
A Site and Impact Checklistp. 420
Costingp. 426
Trees, Hedges, Ground Coversp. 431
Intersectionsp. 444
Earthwork Computationsp. 448
Numbersp. 455
Bibliographyp. 471
List of Illustrationsp. 483
List of Tablesp. 486
Creditsp. 487
Indexp. 491
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