Master-Planned Communities
Master-Planned Communities

Master-Planned Communities

Lessons from the Developments of Chuck Cobb


210 Pages, 10.25 x 10.25

Formats: Hardcover

Hardcover, $87.95 (US $87.95) (CA $95.95)

Publication Date: July 2011

ISBN 9780874201611

Price: $87.95


Describing a wide range of communities, this record offers practical information for sustainability-oriented developers and urban-design professionals. Packed with outstanding photography, this overview of projects developed over the past 50 years discusses the importance of open space, mixed housing types, connectivity, and other smart-growth features in master-planned communities. This book is a must read for those in the real estate industry, including developers, planners, architects, and consultants.


"Beautifully designed and illustrated . . .well organized, clearly written and important." —NAREE

Author Biography

Kalvin Platt is a fellow at the American Institute of Architects and a planner and urban designer with more than 50 years of experience. He is the lead planning consultant to Charles Cobb at the Arvida Corporation and the chairman of SWA Group, an international landscape design and planning firm. He lives in Sausalito, California.