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GOOD PLACE GUIDE By Richard Cole

GOOD PLACE GUIDE
by John Billingham

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This guide describes more than 120 places throughout Great Britain and Ireland that people are likely to enjoy using or visiting. It covers part of urban design, and demonstrates some of the key components of creating places through elements such as the mixture of uses and designing in context.
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GOOD PLACE GUIDE Summary


GOOD PLACE GUIDE by John Billingham

There will be many views about what makes a good place and the definition is likely to be as elusive as the perfect good place itself. It needs to have 'a sense of place' and not, as Gertrude Stein put it when she went to Oakland, the sense that 'when you get there, there isn't any there there'. The Good Place Guide describes more than 120 places throughout Great Britain and Ireland that people are likely to enjoy using or visiting. It is not intended to cover traditional and historic places that have remained virtually unchanged but concentrates on those places that have been created or significantly changed over the last 50 years and are good examples of the design of places as distinct from the individual building. Based on work produced by members of the Urban Design Group, the guide only covers part of urban design which can be defined as the 'art of making places for people', but it demonstrates some of the key components of creating successful places through elements such as the mixture of uses, space for pedestrians and designing in context. It will be eye-opening both for people professionally concerned with the design of urban spaces and for the rest of us who have to use them.

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About John Billingham


John Billingham and Richard Cole are practicing urban designers and members of the Urban Design Group.

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GOR001935688
GOOD PLACE GUIDE by John Billingham
John Billingham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pavilion Books
2002-09-30
320
0713487860
9780713487862
N/A
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