Galina Tachieva is a partner and director of town planning at the central office of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, in Miami, Florida. She is originally from Bulgaria, and received a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Sofia and a master’s in urban design from the University of Miami, Florida. Galina submitted a “Sprawl Repair Kit,” which contains some of the ideas and drawings from her book, to the 2009 Re-Burbia competition sponsored by the blog Inhabitat and DWELL magazine, where it won the People’s Choice Award.
This is a must read for developers, city planners, policy makers and architects.
It is well written and easy enough for a lay person to understand and explains itself very well and yet it is an excellent resource for anyone in the field.
This book, like Retrofitting Suburbia by Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson, is about how to make automobile-dependent suburban areas more walkable.
Makes these concepts very understandable for elected and appointed officials as well as professionals.
The multiple are illustrations are key.
This is an excellent book on repairing sprawl, for the architect, planner or developer as well as for a lay person. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jonas
Galena's incredible illustrations explain the incredible possibilities that our cities and suburbs have before them. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Eric Corey Freed