A better place to live: reshaping the American suburb

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HarperPerennial, May 25, 1995 - Architecture - 270 pages
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A senior editor at Progressive Architecture takes an engaging look at life in America's suburbs, analyzing how the layout of suburbs has actually contributed to discontent and isolation. He also provides alternative designs to make suburban neighborhoods more workable. 92 photos; 10 line drawings.

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A student of American middle-class life, Langdon has written some impressive books, including Orange Roofs, Golden Arches: The Architecture of American Chain Restaurants (LJ 6/1/86). Here, he trains ... Read full review

Contents

TWo Streets and Where They Lead Us
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Three The Rise of Marketing and the Decline of Planning
62
Four Controlling the Neighborhood
86
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About the author (1995)

Langdon has written on houses and design for many national magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, Landscape Architecture, Home, and Planning. A former senior editor of Progressive Architecture, he is the author several books.