Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sep 14, 2010 - Social Science - 256 pages
For a decade, Suburban Nation has given voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and replace the last century's automobile-based settlement patterns with a return to more traditional planning. Founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk are at the forefront of the movement, and even their critics, such as Fred Barnes in The Weekly Standard, recognized that "Suburban Nation is likely to become this movement's bible." A lively lament about the failures of postwar planning, this is also that rare book that offers solutions: "an essential handbook" (San Francisco Chronicle).
This tenth anniversary edition includes a new preface by the authors.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rivkat - LibraryThing
Anti-sprawl polemic, with plenty of pictures and statistics to make the case that building bigger houses further out is killing us—and this was well before the mortgage crisis! The authors tout New ... Read full review
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Subruban Nation provides a good overview of the condition of the American landscape, which has become, especially over the last sixty years, a stretch of parking lots, strip malls, and segregated-use ... Read full review
HOW TO MAKE A TOWN
WHAT IS TO BE DONE
APPENDIX B THE CONGRESS FOR THE
SOURCES OF ILLUSTRATIONS
THE VICTIMS OF SPRAWL
THE CITY AND THE REGION