Great City Parks (2nd Edition) by Alan Tate, Marcella Eaton

By Alan Tate, Marcella Eaton

Nice urban Parks is a party of a few of the best achievements of panorama structure within the public realm. it's a comparative examine of thirty major public parks in significant towns throughout Western Europe and North the US. jointly, they offer a transparent photograph of why parks were created, how they've been designed, how they're controlled, and what plans are being made for them initially of the twenty-first century.

Based on specific examine together with vast web site visits and interviews with the handling companies, this e-book is illustrated all through with transparent plans and photographs– with this re-creation that includes complete color all through. Tate updates his seminal 2001 paintings with 10 extra parks, together with: The excessive Line in NYC, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. all of the earlier urban parks have additionally been up to date and revised to mirror present utilization and management.

This e-book displays a trust that good deliberate, good designed and good controlled parks and park platforms will proceed to make significant contributions to the standard of lifestyles in an more and more urbanized international.

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The report offers advice on radon-protective measures that can be taken during the planning and implementation of major alteration or conversion works to a building in radon-affected areas. It describes how certain precautionary measures can help to reduce indoor radon levels, and can make it easier to resolve any future radon problem. This is particularly relevant when converting redundant farm or other outbuildings into living accommodation, or carrying out major works such as floor replacement in older properties.

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