Urban Street Design Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610915348

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 3719

The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity. Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design guide emphasizes the core principle that urban streets are public places and have a larger role to play in communities than solely being conduits for traffic. The well-illustrated guide offers blueprints of street design from multiple perspectives, from the bird’s eye view to granular details. Case studies from around the country clearly show how to implement best practices, as well as provide guidance for customizing design applications to a city’s unique needs. Urban Street Design Guide outlines five goals and tenets of world-class street design: • Streets are public spaces. Streets play a much larger role in the public life of cities and communities than just thoroughfares for traffic. • Great streets are great for business. Well-designed streets generate higher revenues for businesses and higher values for homeowners. • Design for safety. Traffic engineers can and should design streets where people walking, parking, shopping, bicycling, working, and driving can cross paths safely. • Streets can be changed. Transportation engineers can work flexibly within the building envelope of a street. Many city streets were created in a different era and need to be reconfigured to meet new needs. • Act now! Implement projects quickly using temporary materials to help inform public decision making. Elaborating on these fundamental principles, the guide offers substantive direction for cities seeking to improve street design to create more inclusive, multi-modal urban environments. It is an exceptional resource for redesigning streets to serve the needs of 21st century cities, whose residents and visitors demand a variety of transportation options, safer streets, and vibrant community life.

Global Street Design Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610917014

Category: Architecture

Page: 423

View: 8694

The Global Street Design Guide is a timely resource that sets a global baseline for designing streets and public spaces and redefines the role of streets in a rapidly urbanizing world. The guide will broaden how to measure the success of urban streets to include: access, safety, mobility for all users, environmental quality, economic benefit, public health, and overall quality of life. The first-ever worldwide standards for designing city streets and prioritizing safety, pedestrians, transit, and sustainable mobility are presented in the guide. Participating experts from global cities have helped to develop the principles that organize the guide. This innovative guide will inspire leaders, inform practitioners, and empower communities to realize the potential in their public space networks. It will help cities unlock the potential of streets as safe, accessible, and economically sustainable places."

Global Street Design Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials,Global Designing Cities Initiative

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610917022

Category: Transportation

Page: 442

View: 9571

Each year, 1.2 million people die from traffic fatalities, highlighting the need to design streets that offer safe and enticing travel choices for all people. Cities around the world are facing the same challenges as cities in the US, and many of these problems are rooted in outdated codes and standards. TheGlobal Street Design Guideis a timely resource that sets a global baseline for designing streets and public spaces and redefines the role of streets in a rapidly urbanizing world. The guide will broaden how to measure the success of urban streets to include: access, safety, mobility for all users, environmental quality, economic benefit, public health, and overall quality of life. The first-ever worldwide standards for designing city streets and prioritizing safety, pedestrians, transit, and sustainable mobility are presented in the guide. Participating experts from global cities have helped to develop the principles that organize the guide. TheGlobal Street Design Guidebuilds off the successful tools and tactics defined in NACTO'sUrban Street Design Guideand UrbanBikeway Design Guidewhile addressing a variety of street typologies and design elements found in various contexts around the world. This innovative guide will inspire leaders, inform practitioners, and empower communities to realize the potential in their public space networks. It will help cities unlock the potential of streets as safe, accessible, and economically sustainable places. Example cities include: Bangalore, India; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Paris, France; Copenhagen, Denmark; Seoul, Korea; Medellin, Colombia; Toronto, Canada; Istanbul, Turkey; Auckland, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia; New York, USA; and San Francisco, USA.

Transit Street Design Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610917472

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

View: 2230

"The Transit Street Design Guide sets a new vision for how cities can harness the immense potential of transit to create active and efficient streets in neighborhoods and downtowns alike. Building on the Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the Transit Street Design Guide details how reliable public transportation depends on a commitment to transit at every level of design. Developed through a new peer network of NACTO members and transit agency partners, the Guide provides street transportation departments, transit operating agencies, leaders, and practitioners with the tools to actively prioritize transit on the street."--Site Web de NACTO.

Urban Street Design Guide

Author: Roland Kim

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548640163

Category:

Page: 184

View: 6179

The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity. Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design guide emphasizes the core principle that urban streets are public places and have a larger role to play in communities than solely being conduits for traffic.

Urban Street Stormwater Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610918126

Category: Architecture

Page: 167

View: 8408

The Urban Street Stormwater Guide begins from the principle that street design can support--or degrade--the urban area's overall environmental health. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm. Building on the successful NACTO urban street guides, the Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides the best practices for the design of GSI along transportation corridors. The state-of-the-art solutions in this guide will assist urban planners and designers, transportation engineers, city officials, ecologists, public works officials, and others interested in the role of the built urban landscape in protecting the climate, water quality, and natural environment.

Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610915658

Category: Architecture

Page: 257

View: 9142

NACTO's Urban Bikeway Design Guide quickly emerged as the preeminent resource for designing safe, protected bikeways in cities across the United States. It has been completely re-designed with an even more accessible layout. The Guide offers updated graphic profiles for all of its bicycle facilities, a subsection on bicycle boulevard planning and design, and a survey of materials used for green color in bikeways. The Guide continues to build upon the fast-changing state of the practice at the local level. It responds to and accelerates innovative street design and practice around the nation.

Postkapitalismus

Grundrisse einer kommenden Ökonomie

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351874478X

Category: Political Science

Page: 500

View: 6991

Drei Dinge wissen wir: Der Kapitalismus hat den Feudalismus abgelöst; seither durchlief er zyklische Tiefs, spätestens seit 2008 stottert der Motor. Was wir nicht wissen: Erleben wir eine der üblichen Krisen oder den Anbruch einer postkapitalistischen Ordnung? Paul Mason blickt auf die Daten, sichtet Krisentheorien – und sagt: Wir stehen am Anfang von etwas Neuem. Er nimmt dabei Überlegungen auf, die vor über 150 Jahren in einer Londoner Bibliothek entwickelt wurden und laut denen Wissen und intelligente Maschinen den Kapitalismus eines Tages »in die Luft sprengen« könnten. Im Zeitalter des Stahls und der Schrauben, der Hierarchien und der Knappheit war diese Vision so radikal, dass Marx sie schnell in der Schublade verschwinden ließ. In der Welt der Netzwerke, der Kooperation und des digitalen Überflusses ist sie aktueller denn je. In seinem atemberaubenden Buch führt Paul Mason durch Schreibstuben, Gefängniszellen, Flugzeugfabriken und an die Orte, an denen sich der Widerstand Bahn bricht. Mason verknüpft das Abstrakte mit dem Konkreten, bündelt die Überlegungen von Autoren wie Thomas Piketty, David Graeber, Jeremy Rifkin und Antonio Negri und zeigt, wie wir aus den Trümmern des Neoliberalismus eine gerechtere und nachhaltigere Gesellschaft errichten können.

Das Bild der Stadt

Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602166

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

View: 8571

Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.

Urban Street Design & Planning

Author: A. Pratelli

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 1845648471

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

View: 1471

This second book of the series on Transport Systems and Traffic Engineering addresses operational, safety, costs, benefits, control and geometrical aspects associated with street design and roadway network planning in urban areas. The design features and planning goals consider urban-sensitive solutions for coping with motorized traffic, pedestrians and public transport passengers. Great emphasis is placed on the critical interactions involved with traffic safety problems. The included papers offer a variety of sample studies and developed projects and provide useful references to academics and traffic engineers. One of the most noteworthy characteristics of this book is that the reported experiences come from different national policies and standard requirements as well as local guidelines. As such it provides a well-structured and consistent book that will be of great interest to those working in this field.

Street Design

The Secret to Great Cities and Towns

Author: Victor Dover,John Massengale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118415949

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

View: 4912

"The best streets in the world's villages, towns, andcities—whether modest or grand—continually remind onethat simplicity is part of the recipe for success in this art. Theadvice of Victor Dover and John Massengale, their historic examplesand their own designs, reflect that simplicity." —From the Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales “Street Design is a lucid, practical andaltogether indispensable guide for envisioning andcreating vibrant 21st century towns and cities. It should berequired reading for every local political leader, planner,architect, real estate developer and engaged urban citizen inAmerica." —Kurt Andersen, host of Studio360 and author of TrueBelievers "We are going to start walking around the places we live again,and as that occurs and becomes normal, we will rapidly redevelop ademand for higher quality in building at the human scale." —From the Afterword by James Howard Kunstler “Your charrette traveling library must include theimportant Street Design book by Victor Dover and JohnMassengale.”—Bill Lennertz, ExecutiveDirector, National Charrette Institute “What an amazing resource! For those who wish thatmy book, Walkable City, had pictures, this is the book foryou. If either your work or your play includes the making ofplaces, you will find Street Design to be an invaluabletool.” —Jeff Speck, AICP, CNU-A, LEED-AP,Hon. ASLA Written by two accomplished architects and urban designers, thisuser-friendly street design manual shows both how to design newstreets and enhance existing ones. It offers step-by-stepinstruction and shares examples of excellent streets, examining theelements that make them successful as well as how they weredesigned and created. Topics also include strategies for shapingspace in the public right-of-way through correct building height tostreet width ratios, terminated vistas, landscaping, and streetgeometry. This book is a valuable resource for urban designers,planners, architects, and engineers. With guest essays from: Kaid Benfield, David Brussat, JavierCenicacelaya, Hank Dittmar, Andres Duany, Douglas Duany, EmilyGlavey, Chip Kaufman, Ethan Kent, Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, LéonKrier, Gianni Longo, Thomas Low, Laura Lyon, Chuck Marohn, PaulMurrain, John Norquist, Stefanos Polyzoides, Gabriele Tagliaventiand Erik Vogt.

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt

Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 6577

Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.

Luthers Hochzeit

Author: Elke Strauchenbruch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783374047741

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 3622

Die Hochzeit gehort zu den aufregendsten Ereignissen im Leben eines Menschen. Der Sinn der Ehe, Antrag, Ja-Wort, Hochzeitskleid, Kranz und Schleier, Ringe, Hochzeitsgaste, Hochzeitsmahl, Liebe, Hochzeitsnacht und vieles mehr - woher kommen eigentlich all diese Brauche und was bedeuten sie? Die Kulturhistorikerin Elke Strauchenbruch erlautert diese Fragen der Alltagsgeschichte in ihrem Buch 'Luthers Hochzeit' auf gewohnt anschauliche Weise und fragt, was der Reformator damit zu tun hat? Martins Luthers Hochzeit mit Katharina von Bora, die Hochzeit des beruhmten ehemaligen Monches mit der entlaufenen Nonne, war eine der spektakularsten Eheschliessungen der Geschichte. War sie blosse Provokation? Galt sie der Befriedigung sexueller Bedurfnisse? War sie Bekenntnis zur Ehe? Hat sie Einfluss auf unsere heutige Feierkultur?

Spiel der Macht (Die Schatten von Valoria 1)

Author: Marie Rutkoski

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646928093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 865

Als Tochter des ranghöchsten Generals von Valoria hat die siebzehnjährige Kestrel nur zwei Möglichkeiten: der Armee beizutreten oder jung zu heiraten. Aber Kestrel hat fürs Kämpfen wenig übrig; für sie ist die Musik das kostbarste Gut. Einem plötzlichen Impuls folgend ersteigert sie den Sklaven Arin, der sie auf unerklärliche Weise fasziniert. Schon bald muss sie sich eingestehen, dass sie mehr für ihn empfindet, als sie sollte. Doch er hat ein Geheimnis – und der Preis, den sie schließlich für ihn zahlt, wird ihr Herz sein ... Romantisch, mitreißend und brillant erzählt – »Spiel der Macht« ist der erste Band der Fantasy-Serie »Die Schatten von Valoria«. Alle Bände der international erfolgreichen Serie: Spiel der Macht (Band 1) Spiel der Ehre (Band 2) (erscheint am 31.05.2019) Spiel der Liebe (Band 3) (erscheint am 03.10.2019)

Traffic Engineering Handbook

Author: James L. Pline,Institute of Transportation Engineers

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

View: 9827

A reference work offering information on the basic principles and the proven techniques of traffic engineering.