For America's suburbs, small cities, and rural areas, new challenges demand new solutions. Author Randall Arendt meets them in an entirely new edition of Rural by Design. With 80 percent new material, the second edition of this planning classic shifts the focus to infilling neighborhoods, strengthening town centers, and moving development closer to schools, shops, and jobs. New chapters cover form-based codes, visioning, sustainability, low-impact development, green infrastructure, and more, while 70 case studies show how these ideas play out in the real world. Readers -- rural or not -- will find practical advice about planning for the way we live now. "It has been a decade since I read the first edition, and I was struck by how useful the information is to rural and urban alike. In many ways the title of the book is a misnomer, because this book is a great tool for new urbanists, small town enthusiasts and those that want to preserve and enhance the open space we all need." n Christopher Parker, Assistant City Manager: Director of Planning and Strategic Initiatives, City of Dover, NH "The second edition of Rural by Design is worth the 20 years necessary for its update. Arendt's latest work is thorough and well researched.. This is a must -have book for every planner's library. The concepts are transferable and clear, and the rationale is directly on point and understandable to all audiences."Rick Bernhardt, FAICP, Executive Director, Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Planning Department"Randall Arendt has managed to take a great book and make it even better. This newest version has been expanded to make it even richer in content, including nearly doubling the number of case studies and graphics. It has also evolved to remain relevant to current planning philosophies."Philip Walker, AICP, Principal, The Walker Collaborative, Nashville, TN See all reviews in their entirety elsewhere on the amazon website.. Here are the detailed information about Rural by Design: Planning for Town and Country as your reference.
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Even More Useful! - 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.Even More Useful! By Ernest W. Hutton Jr. The new version of Rural by Design is even better, and vastly different, than the first editionâ even more comprehensive, up to date, useful. Just looking at the illustrations, one is struck by the quality as well as the quality of the case study examples. Diving into the text on almost any page reveals a depth of knowledge, presented in straightforward and easily understandable proseâ primed for quotes and footnotes. This new edition will be invaluable to educators, to practitioners, to planning advocates, commission members, public officials and private landowners and developersâ anyone involved with identifying and discouraging poor development practices and defining and encouraging state of the art initiatives for our often beleaguered rural, hamlet, and suburban communities.Ernest Watson Hutton Jr. FAICP Assoc AIAHutton Associates Inc/ Planning InteractionOne Union Square West Suite 813New York NY email@example.com
but the layout and formatting of the text is a delight to read - 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.but the layout and formatting of the text is a delight to read By Christopher G. Parker A seminal planning book, Rural By Design, by Randall Arendt, was recently released in an updated version, by the American Plannerâs Associationâs Planners Press. If you have an interest in Planning as a form or a function, this book is one, which will be educational, entertaining and evocative. Not only has the text been updated to include a much more comprehensive and current review of planning options, but the layout and formatting of the text is a delight to read.In this edition, Mr. Arendt has successfully pulled together many diverse areas of planning practice and most importantly he is communicating their value and their impacts in a vibrant and highly readable manner, which should help people better understand planning as a function and the value of placemaking.It has been a decade since I read the first edition, and as I read the text and browsed the clear illustrations, I was struck by how useful the information is to rural and urban alike. In many ways the title of the book is a misnomer, because this book is a great tool for new urbanists, small town enthusiasts and those that want to preserve and enhance the open space we all need.
Much more than a "second edition" - 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.Much more than a "second edition" By Paul Zykofsky The new, âsecond editionâ of Rural by Design is much, much more than an updating of the original seminal volume. Arendt has expanded the book considerably and covers many recent trends in urban planning and design. While it still emphasizes the rural context, it covers many topics relevant to urban and suburban areas. What makes this new work especially valuable is that it includes thoughtful discussion about the practical challenges facing communities in implementing strategies to become more livable and sustainable. While its size (525 pages) and heft may be daunting, the bookâs writing style and layout make it very accessible. It is easy to read, has many photographs and illustrations that help communicate issues, and includes numerous case studies from a wide range of contexts. This is a book that should become a standard reference for every planner.