Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Melanie Martinez Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services tmnt tmnt tmnt  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Metal Gear Solid 5 Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Deal of the Day

People Places: Design Guidlines for Urban Open Space, 2nd Edition 2nd Edition

2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0471288336
ISBN-10: 0471288330
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $8.19
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Rent
$24.39
Buy used
$25.67
Buy new
$71.02
More Buying Choices
17 New from $69.99 39 Used from $21.70
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Textbooks
$71.02 FREE Shipping. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

People Places: Design Guidlines for Urban Open Space, 2nd Edition + Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards
Price for both: $145.27

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

people places Second Edition Design Guidelines for Urban Open Space edited by Clare Cooper Marcus and Carolyn Francis A resurgence in the use of public space continues throughout North America and many other parts of the world. Neighborhoods have become more outspoken in their demands for appropriate park designs; corporations have witnessed the value of providing outdoor spaces for employee lunch-hour use; the rising demand for child care has prompted increased awareness of the importance of developmentally appropriate play and learning environments; and increased attention is being focused on the specific outdoor space needs for the elderly, college students, and hospital patients and staff. Now available in an updated, expanded second edition, People Places is a fully illustrated, award-winning book that offers research-based guidelines and recommendations for creating more usable and enjoyable public open spaces of all kinds. People Places analyzes and summarizes existing research on how urban open spaces are actually used, offering design professionals and students alike an easily understood, easily applied guide to creating people-friendly places. Seven types of urban open space are discussed: urban plazas, neighborhood parks, miniparks and vest-pocket parks, campus outdoor spaces, outdoor spaces in housing for the elderly, child-care outdoor spaces, and hospital outdoor spaces. People Places contains a chapter-by-chapter review of the literature, illustrative case studies, and design guidelines specific to each type of space. People Places has a number of features that can be easily incorporated into the design process:

  • Clear, readable translations of existing research on people’s use of outdoor spaces.
  • Performance-based design recommendations that specify key relationships between design and use.
  • Design review checklists that help readers plan and critique designs.
  • A clearly organized, concise format equally useful to the design practitioner and the design student.
The newly revised edition of People Places also includes:
  • Discussion of accessibility issues, including ADA regulations and the concept of universal design; and of design responses aimed at crime reduction.
  • Procedures for conducting post-occupancy evaluations of designed outdoor spaces.
  • Updated and new information on each type of outdoor space, with special attention to hospitals, child care facilities, and campus outdoor spaces where specific advances have occurred since 1990.
  • A completely new color-photo section and 50 new black and white illustrations.
Winner of the Merit Award in Communication from the American Society of Landscape Architects, People Places is an essential working tool for landscape architects and architects, city planners, urban designers, neighborhood groups, and anyone else concerned with the quality of urban open space.

About the Author

About The Editors
* Clare Cooper Marcus is Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Landscape Architecture and Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also co-principal of a consulting partnership providing user-needs analysis to design firms. Ms. Marcus is the author of Easter Hill Village: Some Social Implications of Design (1975), co-author of Housing as if People Mattered (1986), author of House as a Mirror of Self (1995), and co-author of the forthcoming Healing Gardens (1998).
* Carolyn Francis has taught in the Departments of Landscape Architecture and Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.As co-principal of a consulting partnership with Ms. Marcus, she provides consulting input to a variety of design and planning projects, with particular emphasis on participatory processes and the needs of children.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons; 2nd edition (August 20, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471288330
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471288336
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,002,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

Customer Reviews

5 star
0%
4 star
100%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Cape Wrath Native on March 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
I read this book as part of a research project I was doing about the design of college campuses. I found it to be extremely helpful in my project and I plan on refering to it in the future; I am pursuing a Master's of Landscape Architecture. What I liked about this book is two-fold:
1. Each chapter is a self-contained guide to designing a plaza, park, campus, or playground with people in mind. This important to me becuase I try to focus my designs around the people who will be using them. Each chapter gives useful design tips and helps about the given topic.
2. This book was academic while remaining readable. The authors refer to studies relevent to the topic at hand, but do not become bogged down in theoretical nonsense.
I recommend buying it to anyone who would like a well-organized general design reference book. I would not recommend it to anyone who needs in depth information on any specific topic covered in the book. Check it out from the library if that is your intent.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deborah A. Judd on October 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
The book is excellent, but the extra $15 I paid to view the book online before it arrived was not worth the money. (only chapter titles and brief excerpts came up, or nothing at all would come up... disappointing)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
People Places: Design Guidlines for Urban Open Space, 2nd Edition
This item: People Places: Design Guidlines for Urban Open Space, 2nd Edition
Price: $71.02
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: landscape architecture, sociology