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any ideas for good city design

rebung

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I am writing a paper in a good city design that prevents the Urban Heat Island Effect... Does anybody have any suggestions on good case studies? or know any good methods in term of planning wise....
 

michaelskis

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I think that if we knew of a "GOOD" design that would do everything that we need, we would be millionares, and out of a job.
 

Wannaplan?

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Here are some good starts, though perhaps more theoretical and comprehensive for your needs:

"A Pattern Language" by Alexander et al

Do a search on the web for the effects of roof gardens

From a social perspective: "The Urban Order" by Short

"Good City Form" by Lynch


rebung said:
I am writing a paper in a good city design that prevents the Urban Heat Island Effect... Does anybody have any suggestions on good case studies? or know any good methods in term of planning wise....
 

jresta

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turf block parking

porous pavement* where the turf blocks won't work

high albedo building materials

do a search for "Heat Island Group" - they have lots of good stuff


*This stuff is amazing. It's all over the greater Philly area. I saw them take a garden hose, turn it on full blast, point it at the pavement - and voila - ZERO run off. It just disappeared into the pavement and from there back into the ground.
 

The Irish One

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I think that if we knew of a "GOOD" design that would do everything that we need, we would be millionares, and out of a job.
instead you're employed for life earning average wages -you really are a genius! The perfect city is the one that keeps planners working.
 
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