Implementing Urban Design: Green, Civic, and Community Strategies addresses a central urban design issue: how to bring an urban design from concept to reality.

When implementation strategies are made an integral part of urban design, the result becomes more detailed, more situational, and much more likely to be related to the natural landscape and the character already present in the community. The strategies described in this book range from neighborhoods to downtown business districts, and from designs for whole suburbs and cities to designs at the scale of the region and megaregion. They deal with every-day situations, although some of the issues can be complicated.

This book will interest community leaders, urban design professionals, and the students, instructors, and practitioners of urban design and city planning.

Introduction: Implementing Urban Design 1. Including the Community in Design Decisions 2. Protecting the Environment 3. Designing Cities Without Designing Buildings 4. Enhancing Public Open Spaces 5. Preserving Existing Urban Designs 6. Changing Regulations to Prevent Suburban Sprawl 7. Reinventing Suburban Development 8. Using Bus Rapid Transit in Suburbs 9. Mobilizing Support to Redesign a Whole City 10. Designing for Regions and Megaregions Afterword: Urban Design in a Changing World