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Changing Places: The Science and Art of New Urban Planning

John MacDonald, Charles Branas, and Robert Stokes


The design of every aspect of the urban landscape—from streets and sidewalks to green spaces, mass transit, and housing—fundamentally influences the health and safety of the communities who live there. It can affect people's stress levels and determine whether they walk or drive, the quality of the air they breathe, and how free they are from crime. This book provides a compelling look at the new science and art of urban planning, showing how scientists, planners, and citizens can work together to reshape city life in measurably positive ways. It demonstrates how well-designed changes to place ... More

Keywords: urban landscape, place-based change, building, housing, land, open space, transportation, street environments, entertainment, recreation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691195216
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691195216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John MacDonald, author
University of Pennsylvania

Charles Branas, author
Columbia University

Robert Stokes, author
American University