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Author Duany, Andres.

Title Suburban nation : the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream / Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck
Edition First edition
Published New York : North Point Press, [2000]


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Description xiv, 290 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction ix -- What Is Sprawl, and Why? 3 -- z 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 TheVictims of Sprawl 115 -- 8 The Cityand the Region i35 -- 9 'he Inner City 153 -- lo Howto Make a Town 83 -- ii 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
Summary "A manifesto by America's most controversial and celebrated town planners, proposing an alternative model for community design. There is a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and to replace the automobile-based settlement patterns of the past fifty years with a return to more traditional planning principles. This movement stems not only from the realization that sprawl is ecologically and economically unsustainable but also from a growing awareness of sprawl's many victims: children, utterly dependent on parental transportation if they wish to escape the cul-de-sac; the elderly, warehoused in institutions once they lose their driver's licenses; the middle class, stuck in traffic for two or more hours each day. Founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk are at the forefront of this movement, and in Suburban Nation they assess sprawl's costs to society, be they ecological, economic, aesthetic, or social. It is a lively, thorough, 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 is an indictment of the entire development community, including governments, for the fact that America no longer builds towns. Most important, though, it is that rare book that also offers solutions." -- Publisher's website
Notes Part of the Asia Pacific Design Library. QSL
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-276) and index
Subject Urbanization -- United States.
Suburbs -- United States.
Community development, Urban -- United States.
Urban renewal -- United States.
Urban policy -- United States.
Author Plater-Zyberk, Elizabeth.
Speck, Jeff.
LC no. 99052186
ISBN 0865475571 alkaline paper
0865476063 paperback
Other Titles Rise of sprawl and the decline of the American dream