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Author Ewing, Reid H.

Title Measuring urban design [electronic resource] : metrics for livable places / Reid Ewing and Otto Clemente with Kathryn M. Neckerman, Marnie Purciel-Hill, James W. Quinn, Andrew Rundle.

Published Washington, D.C. : Island Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Series Metropolitan planning + design
Metropolitan planning + design.
Contents 1. Introduction. Why You Should Read This Book. Initial Screening of Qualities. Map of the Book -- 2. Data Collection. Expert Panel. Videotaping. Library of Video Clips and Sample. Visual Assessment Survey -- 3. Analysis and Final Steps. Walkability in Relation to Urban Design Qualities. Inter-Rater Reliability of Scene Ratings. Analyzing the Content of Sampled Scenes. Inter-Rater Reliability of Content Analysis. Urban Design Ratings in Relation to Physical Features. Cross-Classified Random Effects Models. Results of Statistical Analysis. Final Steps -- 4. Urban Design Qualities for New York City; Kathryn M. Neckerman, Marnie Purciel-Hill, James W. Quinn, and Andrew Rundle. Background. Neighborhood Characteristics and Urban Design. Methods. Results. New Strategies for Measuring Urban Design. Conclusions -- 5. Validation of Measures. Data. Measures. D Variables. Analysis. Results. Discussion -- 6. Field Manual. Getting Started. Urban Design Quality Definitions. Measurement Instructions -- Appendix 1. Biosketches of Expert Panel Members -- Appendix 2. Operational Definitions of Physical Features -- Appendix 3. Urban Design Qualities and Physical Features -- Appendix 4. Scoring Sheet Measuring Urban Design Qualities.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "What makes strolling down a particular street enjoyable? The authors of Measuring Urban Design argue it's not an idle question. Inviting streets are the centerpiece of thriving, sustainable communities, but it can be difficult to pinpoint the precise design elements that make an area appealing. This accessible guide removes the mystery, providing clear methods to assess urban design. The book provides operational definitions and measurement protocols of five intangible qualities of urban design, specifically: imageability, visual enclosure, human scale, transparency, and complexity. The result is a reliable field survey instrument grounded in constructs from architecture, urban design, and planning. Readers will also find illustrated, step-by-step instructions to use the instrument and a scoring sheet for easy calculation of urban design quality scores"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Clemente, Otto.
Subject City planning -- Social aspects.
Architecture -- Human factors.
City planning -- Methodology.
ARCHITECTURE -- Urban & Land Use Planning.
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781610912099 (electronic bk.)
1610912098 (electronic bk.)