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This land : the battle over sprawl and the future of America

Author: Anthony Flint
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
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"This Land tells the untold story of development in America - how the landscape is shaped by a furious clash of political, economic, and cultural forces. It is the story of the burgeoning anti-sprawl movement, a 1960s-style revolution of New Urbanism, smart growth, and green building. And it is the story of landowners fighting back on the basis of property rights, with free-market libertarians, home builders, road  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Flint
ISBN: 0801884195 9780801884191
OCLC Number: 61879684
Description: 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Developing America --
Grids and greenfields --
Suburbia's promise, and curse --
New paradigm : new urbanism --
The smart growth revolution --
Walk daily, buy local, build green --
Hands off my land --
Dream defenders and Sprawl Inc. --
Pitched battles --
The density dilemma --
Smart, and fair --
Planning and disaster --
Conclusion: Six healthy habits for sensible growth.
Responsibility: Anthony Flint.
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Explores the economic, cultural, and political forces that make it difficult for sensible growth to gain a foothold in the United States. A journalist who covered planning, development, and housing  Read more...

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Contents Introduction: Developing America I 1: Grids and Greenfields 19 2: Suburbia's Promise, and Curse 40 3: New Paradigm: New Urbanism 61 4: The Smart Growth Revolution 81 5: Walk Daily, Buy Local, Build Green 104 6: Hands Off My Land 127 7: Dream Defenders and Sprawl Inc. 149 8: Pitched Battles 172 9: The Density Dilemma 191 10: Smart, and Fair 209 11: Planning and Disaster 229 Conclusion: Six Healthy Habits for Sensibe Growth 246 Notes 261 Bibliographical Essay 273 Acknowledgments 279 Index 283

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