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People Places: Design Guidelines for Urban Open Space

Author: Marcus, C.C., Francis, C.
Type: Edited Book
Year: 1997


People Places is a book about research based guidelines and recommendations for creating more usable and enjoyable public open spaces of all kinds. People Places contains a chapter-by-chapter review of the literature, with color and black and white illustrations, a chapter on post-occupancy evaluation, case studies, and a discussion of accessibility issues, including ADA regulations and universal design. In addition, information on seven types of urban open space are included: urban plazas, neighborhood parks, mini and vest-pocket parks, campus outdoor spaces, in housing and outdoor spaces for the elderly, child-care, and hospital outdoor spaces.

Further Details

Pages: 367
Edition: Second edition
Reprint Edition: 1997
Publish Location: New York
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Orig Pub: 1990
ISBN/ISSN: 0442025467
Accession Number: July, 2010
Work Type: Edited book
Keywords: Design, older, Child, Housing, outdoors
Reads: 283