Community livability : issues and approaches to sustaining the well-being of people and communities / edited by Fritz Wagner and Roger Caves

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Subjects: Sustainable living--Case studies
Community life--Case studies
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Routledge, c2012
LC Classification: G, GE
Physical Description: xvi, 283 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments / Roger Caves vii
List of Figures and Tables ix
Notes on Contributors xi
Preface / Daniel J. Monti, Jr. xv
1.. Introduction to Community Livability / Robert K. Whelan 1
SECTION I . POLICY AND GOVERNANCE 7
2.. Public Policy Promotion of Livable Communities / Judith A. Martin 9
3.. Variations in Regulatory Factors Affecting Neighborhood Livability: An International Perspective / Elise Bright 30
4.. Creating Sustainable Communities - A Trans-Atlantic Perspective / Alexander Nurse 62
SECTION II . EXPERIENCES IN COMMUNITIES 79
5.. Aging as the Foundation for Livable Communities / Deborah Howe 81
6.. Perceived Livability and Sense of Community: Lessons for Designers from a Favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 99
7.. Living Downtown in the Twenty-first Century: Past Trends and Future Policy Concerns / Eugenie L. Birch 127
8.. The Cultural Component of Livability: Loss and Recovery in Post-Katrina New Orleans / Rebecca Houtman 158
SECTION III . SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS 181
9.. Public Participation in Neighborhood Planning, A Neglected Aspect of Community Livability: The Case of Seattle / Hilda Blanco 183
10.. Envisioning a City's Green Infrastructure for Community Livability / Brice Maryman 198
11.. Does Land Use and Transportation Coordination Really Make a Difference in Creating Livable Communities? / Ruth L. Steiner 223
12.. Livability, Health, and Community Design / Andrew L. Dannenberg 249
13.. Final Thoughts on Community Livability / Fritz Wagner 274
Index 276
Additional Authors: Wagner, Fritz
Caves, Roger W
Notes: LCCN: 2011024743
ISBN: 9780415779906 (hb : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0415779901 (hb : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780415779913 (pb : alk. paper)
ISBN: 041577991X (pb : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780203148204 (ebook)
ISBN: 0203148207 (ebook)
6932113
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: What is a livable community? How do you design and develop one? What does government at all levels need to do to support and nuture the cause of livable communities? Using a blend of theory and practice, experts in the field look at evidence from international, state and local perspectives to explore what is meant by the term "livable communities". Chapters examine the various influencing factors such as the effect and importance of transportation options/alternatives to the elderly, the significance of walkability as a factor in developing a livable and healthy community, the importance of good open space providing for human activity and health, restorative benefits, the importance of coordinated land use and transportation planning, and the relationship between livability and quality of life. While much of the discussion of this topic is usually theoretical and abstract, Wagner and Caves use case studies from North America, Brazil and the United Kingdom to provide substantive examples of initiatives implemented across the world. This book fills an important gap in the literature on livable communities and at the same time assists policy officials, professionals and academics in their quest to develop livable communities
Contents: Preface / Daniel J. Monti . -- Introduction to Community Livability / Robert K. Whelan
Contents: Section I: Policy and Governance. Public Policy romotion of Livable Communities / Judith A. Martin. -- Variations in Regulatory Factors Affecting Neighborhood Livability: An International Perspective / Elise Bright . -- Creating Sustainable Communities -- A Trans-Atlantic Perspective / David Shaw, Simon Pemberton, and Alexander Nurse
Contents: Section II: Experiences in Communities. Aging as the Foundation for Livable Communities / Deborah Howe. -- Perceived Livability and Sense of Community: Lessons for Designers from a Favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Vicente del Rio, Daniel Levi, and Cristiane Rose Duarte. -- Living Downtown in the Twenty-first Century: Past Trends and Future Policy Concerns / Eugenie L. Birch. -- The Cultural Component of Livability: Loss and Recovery in Post-Katrina New Orleans / Jane S. Brooks and Rebecca Houtman
Contents: Section III: Specific Interventions. Public Participation in Neighborhood Planning, A Neglected Aspect of Community Livability: The Case of Seattle / Hilda Blanco. -- Envisioning A City's Green Infrastructure for Community Livability / Nancy D. Rottle and Brice Maryman. -- Does Land Use and Transportation Coordination Really Make a Difference in Creating Livable Communities? / Ruth L. Steiner. -- Livability, Health, and Community Design / Sarah Heaton Kennedy and Andrew L. Dannenberg. -- Final Thoughts on Community Livability / Roger Caves and Fritz Wagner
OCLC Number: 731372966
ISBN/ISSN: 9780415779906
0415779901
9780415779913
041577991X
9780203148204
0203148207
6932113