Metropolitan Planning + Design

Good Urbanism

Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places

Authors: Ellin, Nan

  • The theories presented in the well-reviewed Integral Urbanism are expanded upon and applied to real projects
  • Offers a six-step process for achieving good urbanism clearly applied within case studies by use of process icons
  • Nan Ellin is a seasoned author who is well recognized in academic and professional circles
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About this book

We all have a natural nesting instinct—we know what makes a good place. And a consensus has developed among urban planners and designers about the essential components of healthy, prosperous communities. So why aren’t these ideals being put into practice?

In Good Urbanism, Ellin identifies the obstacles to creating thriving environments, and presents a 6-step process to overcome them: prospect, polish, propose, prototype, promote, present. Ellin illustrates the process with ten exemplary projects, from Envision Utah to Open Space Seattle.

For planners, urban designers, community developers, and students of these fields, Ellin’s innovative approach offers an inspired, yet concrete path to building good places.

About the authors

Nan Ellin is Professor of Urbanism, Chair of the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, and author of Postmodern Urbanism and Integral Urbanism.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ellin, Nan

    Pages 1-4

  • Urban Desiderata: A Path toward Prosperity

    Ellin, Nan

    Pages 5-9

  • The Tao of Urbanism: Rendering the Latent Manifest and the Possible Inevitable

    Ellin, Nan

    Pages 11-31

  • Co-Creation: From Egosystem to Ecosystem

    Ellin, Nan

    Pages 33-53

  • Going with the Flow: The New Design with Nature

    Ellin, Nan

    Pages 55-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Good Urbanism
Book Subtitle
Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places
Authors
Series Title
Metropolitan Planning + Design
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Nan Ellin
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-447-5
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-447-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 174
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