Measuring urban design : metrics for livable places / Reid Ewing and Otto Clemente with Kathryn M. Neckerman, Marnie Purciel-Hill, James W. Quinn, Andrew Rundle.

"What makes strolling down a particular street enjoyable? The authors of Measuring Urban Design argue it's not an idle question. Inviting streets are the centerpiece of thriving, sustainable communities, but it can be difficult to pinpoint the precise design elements that make an area appe...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ewing, Reid H.
Other Authors: Clemente, Otto.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, 2013.
Series:Metropolitan planning + design.
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Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • Why You Should Read This Book.
  • Initial Screening of Qualities.
  • Map of the Book
  • 2.
  • Data Collection.
  • Expert Panel.
  • Videotaping.
  • Library of Video Clips and Sample.
  • Visual Assessment Survey
  • 3.
  • Analysis and Final Steps.
  • Walkability in Relation to Urban Design Qualities.
  • Inter-Rater Reliability of Scene Ratings.
  • Analyzing the Content of Sampled Scenes.
  • Inter-Rater Reliability of Content Analysis.
  • Urban Design Ratings in Relation to Physical Features.
  • Cross-Classified Random Effects Models.
  • Results of Statistical Analysis.
  • Final Steps
  • 4.
  • Urban Design Qualities for New York City; Kathryn M.
  • Neckerman, Marnie Purciel-Hill, James W.
  • Quinn, and Andrew Rundle.
  • Background.
  • Neighborhood Characteristics and Urban Design.
  • Methods.
  • Results.
  • New Strategies for Measuring Urban Design.
  • Conclusions
  • 5.
  • Validation of Measures.
  • Data.
  • Measures.
  • D Variables.
  • Analysis.
  • Results.
  • Discussion
  • 6.
  • Field Manual.
  • Getting Started.
  • Urban Design Quality Definitions.
  • Measurement Instructions
  • Appendix 1.
  • Biosketches of Expert Panel Members
  • Appendix 2.
  • Operational Definitions of Physical Features
  • Appendix 3.
  • Urban Design Qualities and Physical Features
  • Appendix 4.
  • Scoring Sheet Measuring Urban Design Qualities.