Suburban Nation

Suburban Nation

The Rise Of Sprawl And The Decline Of The American Dream

Book - 2000
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"Founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk assess sprawl's costs to society, be they ecological, economic, aesthetic, or social. This book is a lively critical lament, and an entertaining lesson on the distinctions between postwar suburbia - characterized by housing clusters, strip shopping centers, office parks, and parking lots - and the traditional neighborhoods that were built as a matter of course until mid-century. It indicts the design and development industries for the fact that America no longer builds towns. Most important, though, it is a book that also offers us solutions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780865475571
0865475571
Branch Call Number: 307.76
Characteristics: xiv, 289 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Speck, Jeff
Plater-Zyberk, Elizabeth

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Apr 01, 2016

Great book of knowledge of neighbourhoods and how sprawl is counter to the way humans like to live. Written by people who actually design award winning and successful neighbourhoods!

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