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5.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend this company, June 19, 2014
This review is from: ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking (Hardcover)
This book met my expectations and I am happy with the arrival time of the book. I would recommend this company to a friend and feel confident that they would be happy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ben-Joseph told me more about parking lots than I ever imagined., March 8, 2014
This review is from: ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking (Hardcover)
If this doesn't start you thinking of better ways to use our shrinking open land, you are not paying attention, you heathen.
There is only so much fresh water available; evaporation/condensation/rain equals reservoirs and run-off. Run-off goes to lakes and oceans, and do you know what is in that run-off? All the debris that has collected in the paved places, industrial, farm and commercial wastes, exhaust particles from vehicles, rubber bits from tires, cigarettes, gum wrappers, used Kleenex and other stuff to disgusting to list. And when it hits the ocean it is ingested by marine organisms where it enters the food chain. Are you thinking yet? Consider permeable paving, public transport, car-pooling, after hour and multiple use standards for parking lots, solar arrays and other neat stuff that you can learn by reading this book. And thinking. Get on it.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Rethinking lots means rethinking the use of private cars as a dominant form of transportation, October 24, 2013
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The book gives us a broad view on the implications of using cars as a personal mobility medium. Unfortunately, as far as these enormous and ugly spaces - the parking lots - are considered, is not enough to plant trees, increase shadow areas, cover them with solar cells to generate energy, reduce CO2 generation and mitigate runoff and heat island effects: rethinking lots means seriously rethinking the use of private cars as a prevalent form of transportation. From thermodynamics considerations, parking lots are intrinsically inefficient structures as they collect intrinsically inefficient machines on the same spot in the end of the dissipation process.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, February 15, 2013
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The text was entertaining and raised a many questions about parking design today. Book came in great condition to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good ideas good book, April 27, 2012
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this book expresses the idea that parking lots should have secondary, humanist principals. i think it will have a major influence on the design of parking.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking, November 24, 2012
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ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking " Re-thinking a Lot" a new look at parking and adapting to other uses. Especially useful inurban re-newal activies. Well illistrated.
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ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking
ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking by Eran Ben-Joseph (Hardcover - February 17, 2012)
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