The Resource What makes a great city, Alexander Garvin

What makes a great city, Alexander Garvin

Label
What makes a great city
Title
What makes a great city
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Garvin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What makes a great city? Not a good city or a functional city but a great city. A city that people admire, learn from, and replicate. City planner and architect Alexander Garvin set out to answer this question by observing cities, largely in North America and Europe, with special attention to Paris, London, New York, and Vienna. For Garvin, greatness is not just about the most beautiful, convenient, or well-managed city; it isn?t even about any?city.? It is about what people who shape cities can do to make a city great. A great city is not an exquisite, completed artifact. It is a dynamic, constantly changing place that residents and their leaders can reshape to satisfy their demands. While this book does discuss the history, demographic composition, politics, economy, topography, history, layout, architecture, and planning of great cities, it is not about these aspects alone. Most importantly, it is about the interplay between people and public realm, and how they have interacted throughout history to create great cities. To open the book, Garvin explains that a great public realm attracts and retains the people who make a city great. He describes exactly what the term public realm means, its most important characteristics, as well as providing examples of when and how these characteristics work, or don?t. An entire chapter is devoted to a discussion of how particular components of the public realm (squares in London, parks in Minneapolis, and streets in Madrid) shape people?s daily lives. He concludes with a look at how twenty-first century initiatives in Paris, Houston, Atlanta, Brooklyn, and Toronto are making an already fine public realm even better?initiatives that demonstrate what other cities can do to improve. This volume will help readers understand that any city can be changed for the better and inspire entrepreneurs, public officials, and city residents to do it themselves
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garvin, Alexander
Dewey number
307.1/216
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT185
LC item number
.G37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public spaces
  • City planning
  • City and town life
Label
What makes a great city, Alexander Garvin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Something for everybody
  • The nurturing role of the public realm
  • The streets of Copenhagen
  • Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), St. Petersburg
  • Red Square, Moscow
  • Ensuring that the public realm continues to nurture a civil society
  • Times Square, Manhattan
  • The public realm as a setting for self-expression
  • Using the public realm to shape everyday life.
  • Whose realm is it?
  • Determining the daily life of a city
  • Attracting and retaining market demand
  • The squares of London
  • The Minneapolis park system
  • The Madrid miracle
  • The key to greatness
  • Creating a public realm for the twenty-first century.
  • The patient search for a better tomorrow
  • Place de la Republique, Paris
  • Post Oak Boulevard in the Uptown District of Houston
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Atlanta's BeltLine Emerald Necklace
  • Providing a framework for successful urbanization
  • Waterfront Toronto
  • What makes a city great
  • Sustaining a habitable environment
  • Nurturing and supporting a civil society
  • Open to anybody.
  • Overwhelmingly identifiable, accessible, and easy to use
  • Plaza Mayor, Salamanca, Spain
  • Creating an identifiable, accessible, and easy-to-use public realm
  • The Paris Metro
  • Preface: What makes a great city
  • Federal Center, Chicago
  • Piazza Del Campo, Siena, Italy
  • The squares of Savannah
  • Sixteenth Street, Denver
  • Keeping the public realm safe
  • Gran Via, Barcelona
  • Piet Heinkade, Amsterdam
  • The streets of Paris
  • Feeling comfortable
  • Jardin du Palais Royale, Paris
  • The importance of the public realm.
  • Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
  • Kungstradgarten, Stockholm
  • Via dei Condotti, Rome
  • Via Aquilante, Gubbio, Italy
  • Worth Avenue, Palm Beach
  • Levittown, Long Island
  • Forever welcoming
  • Something for everybody.
  • A reason to return again and again
  • Boulevard des Italiens, Paris
  • Defining the public realm
  • Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
  • Washington Park, Chicago
  • Having fun
  • Playgrounds
  • Piazza Navona, Rome
  • Animating a multifunctional public realm
  • Market Square and PPG Place, Pittsburgh
  • A place for everything and everything in its place
  • Central Park, New York City
  • Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona
  • Streets, squares, and parks
  • Reclaiming bits of the public realm for public use
  • Plenty of people
  • Attracting and retaining market demand.
  • Using the public realm to trigger private development
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • The revival of the Place des Vosges
  • Regent's Park, London
  • Avenue Foch, Paris
  • Enlarging the public realm to accommodate a growing market
  • An administrative center for the modern city of Paris
  • Beyond streets, squares, and parks
  • North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
  • Responding to diminishing market demand by repositioning the public realm
  • Kärntner Straße, Vienna
  • Bryant Park, New York City
  • Continuing investment
  • Providing a framework for successful urbanization.
  • Alternative frameworks
  • Atlanta
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Rome
  • Making cities great
  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • The Paris street network
  • Ringstrasse, Vienna
  • Radio-concentric Moscow
  • Houston's highway rings
  • The Manhattan grid
  • Maintaining the public realm framework
  • Thirty-Fourth Street, Manhattan
  • Determining the location of market activity
  • Sustaining a habitable environment.
  • The characteristics of the public realm.
  • What does it take to sustain a habitable environment?
  • Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
  • Using the public realm to create a habitable environment
  • Boston's Emerald Necklace
  • Long Island's network of parks, beaches, and parkways
  • Reconfiguring the public realm to improve habitability
  • The public squares of Portland, Oregon
  • New York City's Greenstreets Program
  • Transportation alternatives that improve habitability
  • Union Square, San Francisco
  • Open to anybody
  • Post Office Square, Boston
  • Congestion pricing in London
  • Congestion targets in Zurich
  • An ever more habitable public realm
  • The Chicago Lakeshore
  • Reviving the San Antonio River
  • Operating the public realm
  • Park management in New York City
  • An ever-improving public realm
  • Nurturing and supporting a civil society.
Control code
ocn946462871
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 312 pages
Isbn
9781610917582
Lccn
2015960067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)946462871
Label
What makes a great city, Alexander Garvin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Something for everybody
  • The nurturing role of the public realm
  • The streets of Copenhagen
  • Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), St. Petersburg
  • Red Square, Moscow
  • Ensuring that the public realm continues to nurture a civil society
  • Times Square, Manhattan
  • The public realm as a setting for self-expression
  • Using the public realm to shape everyday life.
  • Whose realm is it?
  • Determining the daily life of a city
  • Attracting and retaining market demand
  • The squares of London
  • The Minneapolis park system
  • The Madrid miracle
  • The key to greatness
  • Creating a public realm for the twenty-first century.
  • The patient search for a better tomorrow
  • Place de la Republique, Paris
  • Post Oak Boulevard in the Uptown District of Houston
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Atlanta's BeltLine Emerald Necklace
  • Providing a framework for successful urbanization
  • Waterfront Toronto
  • What makes a city great
  • Sustaining a habitable environment
  • Nurturing and supporting a civil society
  • Open to anybody.
  • Overwhelmingly identifiable, accessible, and easy to use
  • Plaza Mayor, Salamanca, Spain
  • Creating an identifiable, accessible, and easy-to-use public realm
  • The Paris Metro
  • Preface: What makes a great city
  • Federal Center, Chicago
  • Piazza Del Campo, Siena, Italy
  • The squares of Savannah
  • Sixteenth Street, Denver
  • Keeping the public realm safe
  • Gran Via, Barcelona
  • Piet Heinkade, Amsterdam
  • The streets of Paris
  • Feeling comfortable
  • Jardin du Palais Royale, Paris
  • The importance of the public realm.
  • Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
  • Kungstradgarten, Stockholm
  • Via dei Condotti, Rome
  • Via Aquilante, Gubbio, Italy
  • Worth Avenue, Palm Beach
  • Levittown, Long Island
  • Forever welcoming
  • Something for everybody.
  • A reason to return again and again
  • Boulevard des Italiens, Paris
  • Defining the public realm
  • Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
  • Washington Park, Chicago
  • Having fun
  • Playgrounds
  • Piazza Navona, Rome
  • Animating a multifunctional public realm
  • Market Square and PPG Place, Pittsburgh
  • A place for everything and everything in its place
  • Central Park, New York City
  • Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona
  • Streets, squares, and parks
  • Reclaiming bits of the public realm for public use
  • Plenty of people
  • Attracting and retaining market demand.
  • Using the public realm to trigger private development
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • The revival of the Place des Vosges
  • Regent's Park, London
  • Avenue Foch, Paris
  • Enlarging the public realm to accommodate a growing market
  • An administrative center for the modern city of Paris
  • Beyond streets, squares, and parks
  • North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
  • Responding to diminishing market demand by repositioning the public realm
  • Kärntner Straße, Vienna
  • Bryant Park, New York City
  • Continuing investment
  • Providing a framework for successful urbanization.
  • Alternative frameworks
  • Atlanta
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Rome
  • Making cities great
  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • The Paris street network
  • Ringstrasse, Vienna
  • Radio-concentric Moscow
  • Houston's highway rings
  • The Manhattan grid
  • Maintaining the public realm framework
  • Thirty-Fourth Street, Manhattan
  • Determining the location of market activity
  • Sustaining a habitable environment.
  • The characteristics of the public realm.
  • What does it take to sustain a habitable environment?
  • Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
  • Using the public realm to create a habitable environment
  • Boston's Emerald Necklace
  • Long Island's network of parks, beaches, and parkways
  • Reconfiguring the public realm to improve habitability
  • The public squares of Portland, Oregon
  • New York City's Greenstreets Program
  • Transportation alternatives that improve habitability
  • Union Square, San Francisco
  • Open to anybody
  • Post Office Square, Boston
  • Congestion pricing in London
  • Congestion targets in Zurich
  • An ever more habitable public realm
  • The Chicago Lakeshore
  • Reviving the San Antonio River
  • Operating the public realm
  • Park management in New York City
  • An ever-improving public realm
  • Nurturing and supporting a civil society.
Control code
ocn946462871
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 312 pages
Isbn
9781610917582
Lccn
2015960067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)946462871

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