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

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
North Point Press,
Pub. Date:
2010.
Language:
English
Description
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDde5abd6d-c64e-895b-10cc-3cf0e513fbef
Grouping Titlesuburban nation the rise of sprawl and the decline of the american dream
Grouping Authorduany andres
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-10-30 04:44:10AM
Last Indexed2019-12-13 04:44:33AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Plater-Zyberk, Elizabeth.
Speck, Jeff.
authorDuany, Andres.
author2-rolePlater-Zyberk, Elizabeth.
Speck, Jeff.
author_displayDuany, Andres
available_at_arlingtonColumbia Pike
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonColumbia Pike Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
idde5abd6d-c64e-895b-10cc-3cf0e513fbef
isbn9780865477506
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b14576879.i19298869Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction307.76 DUANY 20101falsefalseOn ShelfOct 29, 2019oan
itype_arlingtonPaperback
last_indexed2019-12-13T09:44:33.663Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington307.76 DUANY 2010
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonColumbia Pike
primary_isbn9780865477506
publishDate2010
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b14576879BookBooksTenth anniversary edition / with a new preface by the author.EnglishNorth Point Press, 2010.xxiv, 294 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b14576879.i19298869On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetCommunity development, Urban -- United States
Suburbs -- United States
Urban policy -- United States
Urban renewal -- United States
Urbanization -- United States
title_displaySuburban nation : the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream
title_fullSuburban nation : the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream / Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck
title_shortSuburban nation
title_subthe rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream