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Sprawl : a compact history

Author: Robert Bruegmann
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Stripping urban sprawl of its pejorative connotations, Robert Breugemann offers a new vision of the city and its growth, leading to the conclusion that, in its complexity and constant change, the city is a wonderful work of mankind.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bruegmann
ISBN: 0226076903 9780226076904 0226076911 9780226076911
OCLC Number: 1014202819
Description: 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Defining Sprawl --
Early sprawl --
Sprawl in the interwar boom years --
Sprawl in the Postwar boom years --
Sprawl since the 1970s --
The causes of sprawl --
Early anti-sprawl arguments --
The first anti-sprawl campaign: Britain in the 1920s --
The second anti-sprawl campaign: The United States in the postwar years --
The third anti-sprawl campaign: since the 1970s --
Early remedies: from anti-blight to anti-sprawl --
Postwar anti-sprawl remedies --
Anti-sprawl remedies since the 1970s.
Responsibility: Robert Bruegmann.

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Stripping urban sprawl of its pejorative connotations, Robert Breugemann offers a new vision of the city and its growth, leading to the conclusion that, in its complexity and constant change, the city is a wonderful work of mankind.

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