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Layout guidance in American towns ДИЗАЙН, ДОМ и СЕМЬЯ,НАУКА и УЧЕБА Название: layout guidance in American towns Автор: John Punter Издательство: Liverpool college Press Год: 1999 Страниц: 248 ISBN: 0853238936Формат: pdf Размер: 7 MBThis e-book is a learn of layout tasks and rules in 5 US West Coast towns – Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Irvine and San Diego – all of that have had relatively attention-grabbing event of relevance to city layout perform in Britain and different eighty five

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It said nothing about architecture or issues of context outside historic districts. SEATTLE Fig. 10 Seattle: Downtown Areas of Varied Character (1984) 33 34 D E S I G N G U I D E L I N E S IN A M E R I C A N C I T I E S Fig. 11 Seattle: Downtown: Height Concept Map (1984) SEATTLE Fig. 12 Seattle: Downtown: The Pedestrian Environment (1984) 35 36 D E S I G N G U I D E L I N E S IN A M E R I C A N C I T I E S Zoning bonuses A key to the implementation of the design policies was a generous floor area-bonus system which provided additional floorspace in return for particular retail, entertainment, human services and open space provision, sidewalk widening and protection, car parking and sculptural effects on tall buildings.

The key advisory bodies are very different, with Seattle’s new neighbourhood boards undertaking design reviews and the Design Commission advising on public projects, while Portland has an appointed Historic Districts Advisory Board and a Design Commission, both of which take decisions. What are advisory bodies in Seattle are decision-making bodies in Portland—notably the Design Commission and a Landmark Commission—whereas in Seattle the Director of Construction and Land Use (a bureaucrat) takes the decisions.

145), and that employment growth was destroying low income housing and displacing small retail establishments. The alternative plan was enshrined in a citizens’ ballot initiative which was passed in 1989. Its annual limits of 500 000 square feet of new office space (1989–94) and then 1 m square feet (1995–9), along with its preference for eight buildings of less than 85 000 square feet, rather than major projects, would have limited the scale of office development had not sharp increases in the quantity of vacant space and the collapse of demand occurred simultaneously.

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