by Peter Calthorpe, Michael Corbett, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Moule, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Stefanos Polyzoides. Prepared by the Local Government Commission, 1991.
These principles helped define the New Urbanism and the smart growth phenomenon.
by Urban Design Associates; Ray Gindroz, et al. NY: Norton, 2003.
Case Studies & Projects
Where can you find case studies?
Case studies are often published in journal articles, so consult the indexes and journals listed elsewhere in this guide.
Some case studies are presented as conference papers, which are sometimes published as part of conference proceedings (see below), as well as in journals.
Look for projects that have received formal recognition; awards announcements will usually provide details about a project that may be helpful to you. These announcements are sometimes published in journals, as well as on the Web sites of the organizations making the awards. See, for example, Urban Land Institute award winning projects.
You may also discover compilations of case studies published as books; start with the Melvyl catalog: combine a keyword search describing your topic with a subject search with the phrases case studies or case method.
See also titles in the Best Practices section of this guide. "Best practices" are often illustrated with case studies.
Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre [1993 - present]
Indexes papers presented at conferences, symposia, meetings, expositions, workshops, and congresses worldwide in a variety of disciplines, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and life sciences, biological and medical sciences,
An index of worldwide conference proceedings in a variety of disciplines
Indexes proceedings, the list of all papers presented, at conferences, symposia, meetings, expositions, and congresses worldwide in a variety of disciplines, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and life sciences, biological and medical sciences, engineering, technology, history, general interest, and reference topics. References to individual papers will be found in the PapersFirst database.
Provides detailed case studies of completed projects ranging from low-income housing to mixed-use downtown developments to commercial and industrial sites. Formerly titled Project reference file, 1971-1997; the older PRF case studies are indexed on the Web by topic and project, 1971-1996, by the MIT Rotch Library.
Urban planning and design criteria, by Joseph De Chiara. 3rd ed. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1982. Answers practical questions arising constantly in urban planning and design. Useful where professional staff is limited. Covers typical conditions in the U.S.