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Suburban nation : the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream

Author: Andres Duany; Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk; Jeff Speck
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andres Duany; Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk; Jeff Speck
ISBN: 0865475571 9780865475571 0865476063 9780865476066
OCLC Number: 42690066
Description: xiv, [290] pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: What is sprawl, and why? --
The devil is in the details --
The house that sprawl built --
The physical creation of society --
The American transportation mess --
Sprawl and the developer --
The victims of sprawl --
The city and the region --
The inner city --
How to make a town --
What is to be done --
Appendix A: The traditional neighborhood development checklist --
Appendix B: The congress for the new urbanism.
Responsibility: Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck.
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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."--Jacket.

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Introduction ix 1 What Is Sprawl, and Why? 3 2 The Devil Is in the Details 21 3 The House That Sprawl Built 39 4 The Physical Creation of Society 59 5 The American Transportation Mess 85 6 Sprawl and the Developer 99 7 The Victims of Sprawl 115 8 The City and the Region 135 9 The Inner City 153 l0 How to Make a Town 83 11 What Is to Be Done 215 Appendix A: The Traditional Neighborhood Development Checklist 245 Appendix B: The Congress for the New Urbanism 253 Acknowledgments 263 Notes 267 Bibliography 269 Sources of Illustrations 277 Index 279

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by ungard (WorldCat user published 2006-01-05) Excellent Permalink
I am reading this book for the second time. It's more than just a criticism of the vapidness of the suburbs. It's a constructive criticism of how sprawl (-vs- good urban planning) is a bad plan and headed toward failure: The overuse of resources and the separation of land use presumes the insustainability...
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