Rural by Design: Planning for Town and Country (Paperback)
Because the world of community planning has evolved over the past two decades, the new edition of this book has been re-tooled and largely rewritten to reflect changes in land development patterns across the U.S., providing a greater amount of information on a wider range of topics. This edition expands coverage of town centers, commercial corridors, housing options, village and hamlet planning, and individual case studies. It also contains entirely new chapters on subjects not addressed in the first edition: form-based coding, visioning, sustainability, low-impact development, green infrastructure networks, and transfers of development rights. Additional new topics addressed include complete streets, pocket neighborhoods, official mapping, gateway planning, redeveloping commercial corridors, mitigation banking, vernal pool protection, waterway day-lighting, and restoring wetlands, grasslands, woodlands, and floodplains. Seventy new case studies have been also added to enrich the learning experience.
About the Author
Randall Arendt is a senior advisor at the Natural Lands Trust in Media, Pennsylvania, and the former director of planning and research at the Center for Rural Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.