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The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl

2022-12-26 | By Peter Calthorpe and William Fulton (Ye Qimao and Ni Xiaohui, tra

Authors: Peter Calthorpe and William Fulton (Ye Qimao and Ni Xiaohui, trans.)

Year: 2018

Publisher: Phoenix Science Press

ISBN: 9787553794945 (350 pages, in Chinese

This book introduces the method of regional division and shows us with convincing cases how an orderly and harmonious framework of regional system, design, and planning can work well internally from the bottom up. Most Americans today do not live in discrete cities and towns, but rather in an aggregation of cities and suburbs that forms one basic economic, multi-cultural, environmental and civic entity. These "regional cities" have the potential to significantly improve the quality of our lives - to provide interconnected and diverse economic centers, transportation choices, and a variety of human-scale communities. In The Regional City, two of the most innovative thinkers in the field of land use planning and design offer a detailed look at this new urban form and explain how regional-scale planning and design can help direct growth wisely and reverse current trends in land use. The authors discuss the nature and underpinnings of this new urban form and present their views of the policies and physical design principles required for metropolitan areas to transform themselves into regional cities. This book is of great significance in providing reference for the current development of Chinese cities.

Source:China City Planning Review, 2022, 31(3), pp. 86-87.