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The Resource Suburban nation : the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck

Suburban nation : the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck

Label
Suburban nation : the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream
Title
Suburban nation
Title remainder
the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream
Statement of responsibility
Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 Notion 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duany, Andres
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT384.U5
LC item number
D83 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Plater-Zyberk, Elizabeth
  • Speck, Jeff
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urbanization
  • Suburbs
  • Community development, Urban
  • Urban renewal
  • Urban policy
Label
Suburban nation : the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42690066
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiv, 289 pages
Isbn
9780865475571
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99052186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Suburban nation : the rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42690066
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiv, 289 pages
Isbn
9780865475571
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99052186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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