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Dead end : suburban sprawl and the rebirth of American urbanism

Author: Benjamin Ross
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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"More than five decades have passed since Jane Jacobs wrote her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and since a front page headline in the New York Times read, "Cars Choking Cities as 'Urban Sprawl' Takes Over." Yet sprawl persists, and not by mistake. It happens for a reason. As an activist and a scholar, Benjamin Ross is uniquely placed to diagnose why this is so. Dead End traces how the ideal of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ross, Benjamin.
Dead end.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, [2014]
(DLC) 2013044046
(OCoLC)859384133
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Ross
ISBN: 9780199360154 0199360154 1306789079 9781306789073
OCLC Number: 880429418
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Escape from the suburbs --
Part I --
Getting Hooked --
Chapter 1 --
The strange birth of suburbia --
Chapter 2 --
Planners and embalmers --
Chapter 3 --
Government-sponsored sprawl --
Chapter 4 --
Ticky-tacky boxes --
Chapter 5 --
Jane Jacobs vs. the planners --
Chapter 6 --
Saving the city --
Chapter 7 --
The age of the nimby --
Part II --
The Sprawl Addiction --
Chapter 8 --
Spreading like cancer --
Chapter 9 --
The war of greed against snobbery --
Chapter 10 --
A new thirst for city life --
Chapter 11 --
Backlash from the right --
Chapter 12 --
The language of land use --
Part III --
How to Kick the Habit --
Chapter 13 --
Struggles for smart growth --
Chapter 14 --
Democratic urbanism --
Chapter 15 --
Affordable housing in an ownership economy --
Chapter 16 --
On track toward livable cities --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Benjamin Ross.

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Benjamin Ross takes us on an insightful and interesting journey through the history of North American suburbia and its more recent return to urbanism * Sarah Rock, Transport Geography * I've studied Read more...

 
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