ORO Editions, publishers of art, architecture, and design, has announced the publication of Increments of Neighborhood: A Compendium of Built Types for Walkable and Vibrant Communities by Brian O’Looney.  With thousands of images of building types across the country, Increments of Neighborhood is poised to become an essential handbook for civic leaders, urban designers, architects, city planners, community leaders, and developers.  The only resource in the marketplace that tabulates the full range of market-rate products that fill America’s cities and towns, the book is the result of more than 15 years of work by O’Looney, a design architect and master planner at the renowned architectural firm of Torti Gallas + Partners.

         Filled with research for the academic, fine details for the practitioner, financials for the investor, and sound outcomes for the policymakers, Increments of Neighborhood is the definitive guide for creating design that supports quality of life at every scale.  Additional contributors to the book include Alex Dickson, Payton Chung, Kelly Mangold of RCLCO Real Estate Advisors, and Nat Bottigheimer of the Regional Plan Association.

         Increments of Neighborhood is a uniquely timed edition for today’s economic environment, when town budgets and resources will be stretched in the wake of COVID-19 even as citizens’ demands for more livable communities are rising. 

         O’Looney, AIA, LEED® AP, is a design architect, master planner, and a principal at Torti Gallas + Partners, with a practice that focuses on making places of enduring beauty based upon principles of sustainable urbanism and community embraced enrichment.  He lectures on a range of topics for livable communities and sustainable development.  O’Looney is a graduate of Yale University and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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