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Smart growth : from sprawl to sustainability

Author: Jon Reeds
Publisher: Totnes, Devon : Green Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how urban sprawl is unsustainable in an age of climate change and peak oil, and challenges the UK to develop a Smart Growth approach to improve the quality of life in our overcrowded island.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reeds, Jon.
Smart growth.
Totnes, Devon : Green Books, 2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Reeds
ISBN: 0857840215 9780857840219 9780857840202 0857840207
OCLC Number: 904161651
Description: 1 online resource (295 pages, [8] of plates) : illustrations (some color
Contents: Cover; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I How we got here; Chapter 1: A squandered land; Chapter 2: The germination of a bad idea; Chapter 3: Decline and sprawl --
a century of spatial planning; Chapter 4: The death and life of great British cities; Chapter 5: Travelling hopelessly --
a century of unsustainable transport; PART II Where we are; Chapter 6: An unsustainable communities plan; Chapter 7: Climate change and other future challenges; Chapter 8: America --
land of dreams; Colour plate section; PART III Where we need to be. Chapter 9: Care and maintenance for a small country --
Smart Growth planningChapter 10: Care and maintenance of the countryside; Chapter 11: Smart Growth transport; Chapter 12: From consumers to citizens; Chapter 13: News from Somewhere: a Smart Growth vision; Chapter 14: Conclusions: urban rides; References; Index; Back cover.
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Shows how urban sprawl is unsustainable in an age of climate change and peak oil, and challenges the UK to develop a `Smart Growth' approach to improve the quality of life in our overcrowded island.  Read more...

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