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Site Planning

International Practice

By Gary Hack

A comprehensive, state-of-the-art guide to site planning, covering planning processes, new technologies, and sustainability, with extensive treatment of practices in rapidly urbanizing countries.
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A comprehensive, state-of-the-art guide to site planning, covering planning processes, new technologies, and sustainability, with extensive treatment of practices in rapidly urbanizing countries.

Cities are built site by site. Site planning—the art and science of designing settlements on the land—encompasses a range of activities undertaken by architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and engineers. This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to site planning that is global in scope. It covers planning processes and standards, new technologies, sustainability, and cultural context, addressing the roles of all participants and stakeholders and offering extensive treatment of practices in rapidly urbanizing countries. Kevin Lynch and Gary Hack wrote the classic text on the subject, and this book takes up where the earlier book left off. It can be used as a textbook and will be an essential reference for practitioners.

Site Planning consists of forty self-contained modules, organized into five parts: The Art of Site Planning, which presents site planning as a shared enterprise; Understanding Sites, covering the components of site analysis; Planning Sites, covering the processes involved; Site Infrastructure, from transit to waste systems; and Site Prototypes, including housing, recreation, and mixed use. Each module offers a brief introduction, covers standards or approaches, provides examples, and presents innovative practices in sidebars. The book is lavishly illustrated with 1350 photographs, diagrams, and examples of practice.

Hardcover

$120.00 X ISBN: 9780262037389 768 pp. | 11 in x 9 in 1317 illus.

Paperback

$80.00 X ISBN: 9780262534857 768 pp. | 11 in x 9 in 1317 illus.

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  • Principles presented in Site Planning have never been more important for creating resilient and relevant places. This reframed and expanded edition makes it an essential reference book for planning and design students and professionals of the future.

    Stephanie Rolley

    Professor and Head, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning, Kansas State University

  • Site Planning will be the new go-to book for those wishing to advance sustainable, ethical urban design and development without sacrificing crucial causes or value. It is a book that Kevin Lynch (who wrote the original edition more than fifty years ago) would be proud of. Gary Hack, in a refreshingly current and practical update, does a remarkable job of compiling an immense amount of information that covers a broad and global expanse of topics. Generously illustrated with color images, plans, and diagrams, the various case studies provide direct and immediate reference to anyone from a novice student to a seasoned professional—making this the definitive publication on the subject.

    Eran Ben-Joseph

    Professor and Head, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT