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Suburban nation: the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream

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North Point Press,
Pub. Date:
2010.
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English
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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.
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subject_facet Community development, Urban -- United States, Suburbs -- United States, Urban policy -- United States, Urban renewal -- United States, Urbanization -- United States
table_of_contents What is sprawl, and why? -- The devil is in the details -- The house that sprawl built -- The physical creation of society -- The American transportation mess -- Sprawl and the developer -- The victims of sprawl -- The city and the region -- The inner city -- How to make a town -- What is to be done -- Appendix A: The traditional neighborhood development checklist -- Appendix B: The congress for the new urbanism.
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