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A better place to live : reshaping the American suburb

Author: Philip Langdon
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Langdon investigates how factors such as houses, stores, and transportation can generate frustration or contribute to a more congenial way of life, depending on the community design.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Langdon, Philip.
Better place to live.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts, ©1994
(DLC) 93042348
(OCoLC)29359657
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Langdon
ISBN: 0585139032 9780585139036 9781558491069 1558491066
OCLC Number: 44960033
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 270 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: America's failing suburbs --
Streets and where they lead us --
The rise of marketing and the decline of planning --
Controlling the neighborhood --
The rediscovery of the town --
Turning around the American house --
Work, shopping, and transportation --
What government can do --
Repairing the existing suburbs --
Prospects for a new vision.
Responsibility: Philip Langdon.

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In this work, Langdon explores how the typical American suburb of the past 50 years has exacerbated stress and suggests better alternatives. He provides both a critique of existing practices and a  Read more...

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