Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream (Google eBook)
Macmillan, Sep 14, 2010 - Social Science - 320 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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Review: Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American DreamUser Review - Alison Brown - Goodreads
I picked this up because the concept of new urbanism appeals to me, and I know very little about urban planning. It is a good introduction to the topic and a relatively quick read (gets bogged down a ... Read full review
Review: Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American DreamUser Review - Christina Beeler - Goodreads
This book changed the way I think about my neighborhood and city. It is well-written, informative, and progressive. Some of the ideas in it are so simple but so often ignored. I live in Houston, one ... Read full review