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Light Imprint is a green approach to neighborhood design. It employs New Urbanist principles to create compact. The Tools This little book lays out an array of Light Imprint tools, each shown in the context of an actual New Urbanist project

Light Imprint is a green approach to neighborhood design. The Tools This little book lays out an array of Light Imprint tools, each shown in the context of an actual New Urbanist project. The tools are useful in both new development and existing communities. Done thoughtfully, this seemingly mundane engineering work not only improves the environment, but also can make neighborhoods more beautiful and livable.

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What is Light Imprint (LI)? Light Imprint is a green approach to neighborhood design. It employs New Urbanist principles to create compact, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods. To this, it adds a tool box of techniques to manage stormwater and natural drainage-an ever present environmental challenge that plays a major role in shaping cities and towns. The Tools This little book lays out an array of Light Imprint tools, each shown in the context of an actual New Urbanist project. You will find more than sixty techniques for paving streets and walkways, channeling and storing water, and filtering surface runoff before release into the underground water table. The tools are useful in both new development and existing communities. Done thoughtfully, this seemingly mundane engineering work not only improves the environment, but also can make neighborhoods more beautiful and livable. The Transect Beware, not every tool will work in every situation. That is why we have organized them according to an idea borrowed from New Urbanism: the transect. What is the transect? Well, imagine a slice of land, extending from the most rural countryside to the heart of a skyscraper city. Here, on the opposite page, is a sketch. Look at it, and it is easy to begin to visualize how different approaches work best in particular areas. Hard-surface streets and sidewalks are essential in the heavily trafficked urban core, for instance, but a gravel lane might suffice in a rural district. By fitting the right tool to the right situation, it is possible to save money, improve environmental efficiency, and build in beauty. Who is this book for? Anyone who cares about neighborhoods including: Planners, Developers, Architects, Engineers, Public Officials, Investors, and Community Activists.

Light Imprint Handbook: Integrating Sustainability and Community Design epub download

ISBN13: 978-1931871099

ISBN: 1931871094

Author: Thomas E. Low

Category: Arts and Photo

Subcategory: Architecture

Language: English

Publisher: Civic by Design (January 31, 2010)

Pages: 350 pages

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Adrielmeena
A tool that every City or community planner should own, at a great price!
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A tool that every City or community planner should own, at a great price!
Tygrafym
Very informative
Tygrafym
Very informative
Ballalune
This is a must-read for anyone interested in sustainable place-making. Stormwater management and site engineering has grown more onerous and visually brutal over the years, to the point that today's regulations pretty much mandate that most of a building site ends up completely unlovable, and something you want to get out of as quickly as possible. Do you while away the hours in the parking lot, or sit by the edge of the stormwater retention pit, gazing out over the broken bottles and whatever detritus the last storm washed down? Of course not!

This book changes all that, by laying out not only a common-sense set of principles for sitting lightly on the land, but also a set of very precise patterns for how to implement those principles. And here's a funny thing most people don't realize... building beautifully in a Light Imprint way doesn't just save lots of money on site development. It also has a secret sustainability bonus: When we build the outdoors beautifully and intelligently, it's possible to entice people to spend more time outdoors. When they do that, they become more conditioned to the local environment and need less conditioning when they return indoors. One bald-faced plug, if that's possible: my latest book, the Original Green [Unlocking the Mystery of True Sustainability] discusses these underlying principles of enticing people outdoors in great detail. Kudos to you, Tom, for showing precisely how to make it happen!
Ballalune
This is a must-read for anyone interested in sustainable place-making. Stormwater management and site engineering has grown more onerous and visually brutal over the years, to the point that today's regulations pretty much mandate that most of a building site ends up completely unlovable, and something you want to get out of as quickly as possible. Do you while away the hours in the parking lot, or sit by the edge of the stormwater retention pit, gazing out over the broken bottles and whatever detritus the last storm washed down? Of course not!

This book changes all that, by laying out not only a common-sense set of principles for sitting lightly on the land, but also a set of very precise patterns for how to implement those principles. And here's a funny thing most people don't realize... building beautifully in a Light Imprint way doesn't just save lots of money on site development. It also has a secret sustainability bonus: When we build the outdoors beautifully and intelligently, it's possible to entice people to spend more time outdoors. When they do that, they become more conditioned to the local environment and need less conditioning when they return indoors. One bald-faced plug, if that's possible: my latest book, the Original Green [Unlocking the Mystery of True Sustainability] discusses these underlying principles of enticing people outdoors in great detail. Kudos to you, Tom, for showing precisely how to make it happen!
Foiuost
Amazing book!
Foiuost
Amazing book!