Drosscape: Wasting Land Urban America
Do you really know what is under that new house you just bought? How about what lies beneath the neighborhood playground? Was that "big box" retailer down your street built atop a toxic site? Will the warehouse just beyond your backyard be converted into a shopping center, factory, or trucking hub? These are just a few of the worrisome scenarios facing us all as our cities begin a stealth relocation of industrial facilities from the inner city to the urban peripheryplaces Alan Berger has coined "drosscapes." Now available in paperback, Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America is your guide to this vast, hitherto largely ignored field of waste landscapes.
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Before readers hit the title page of this heavily illustrated if scattershot treatise, they'll see the following line alone on a page of brown paper: "Drosscapes accumulate in the wake of the socio- and spatio-economic processes of deindustrialization, post-Fordism, and technological innovation." Readers, however, will have to wait until the end of the book for Berger to offer a working definition of drosscape ("a design pedagogy that emphasizes the productive integration and reuse of waste landscapes throughout the urban world," or "the creation of a new condition in which 'vast,' 'waste,' or 'wasteful' land surfaces are modeled in accordance with new programs or new sets of values that remove or replace real or perceived wasteful aspects of geographical space"). Such roundabout writing, typeset in a stark sans serif font, will keep most readers-even those with a more than passing interest in issues of sprawl, waste-land, development, urban planning or the environmental consequences of industrialization-at bay. However, the dozens of charts, maps and aerial photographs, which depict urban sprawl and patterns of land usage-both wise and wasteful-are telling and place a much-needed real-world foil on the author's halting prose. Photos.
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Drosscape has no thesis and stale writing. It has dull aerial photography, included so the author can tell you how he hangs out of airplanes like a badass. Its diagrams are unintelligible, but they ...
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Part One Landscape Urbanization and Waste
The Changing Nature of Urban Land
The Obsolescence of Sprawl
Chapter One Discourses for Landscape and Urbanization 26 The Horizontal City and the InBetween
A Liminal Landscape
Enclaves Off Worlds Ladders
Terrain Vague Exaptation Vacant Abandoned
Holey Planes and Stimdross
From InBetween to Freedom and Waste
Urban Landscape is a Natural Thing to Waste
Waste Landscape Through Attrition
Waste Landscape Through Accumulation 53 Flexibility
Agglomeration and Regionalism
Local and Regional Agglomerations
Waste Landscape and Space
Revaluing Waste Landscape
Americas Superfund City
Ugliness Blight and Tax Increment Financing
Part Two Representing the Relationships
between Waste Landscape and Urbanization 78 Chapter Three Ten Urbanized Regions
Chapter Four Waste Landscapes 140 Waste Landscapes of Dwelling LODs
Waste Landscapes of Transition LOTs
Waste Landscapes of Infrastructure LINs
Waste Landscapes of Obsolescence LOOs
Waste Landscapes of Exchange LEXs
Waste Landscapes of Contamination LOCOs
The Drosscape Manifesto 236 Chapter Five Drosscape Explained 236 Drosscape Defined
Vastlands Visited by Lars Lerup
Contemporary Names for the Urbanization of Landscape
Notes on Graphics Data Uses Sources and Methods
Dispersal Graph Comparison
Spindle Chart Comparison
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