A Field Guide to Sprawl
A lexicon of the colorful slang, from alligator investment to zoomburb, that defines sprawl in America today. Duck, ruburb, tower farm, big box, and pig-in-a-python are among dozens of zany terms invented by real estate developers and designers today to characterize land use practices and the physical elements of sprawl. Sprawl in the environment, based on the metaphor of a person spread out, is hard to define. This concise book engages its meaning, explains common building patterns, and illustrates the visual culture of sprawl. Seventy-five stunning color aerial photographs, each paired with a definition, convey the impact of excessive development and provide verbal and visual vocabulary needed by professionals, public officials, and citizens to critique uncontrolled growth in the American landscape.
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Review: A Field Guide to SprawlUser Review - Harrison - Goodreads
Great coffee-table book that explains most urban studies buzzwords in a graphic orientation. Check it out! Read full review
Review: A Field Guide to SprawlUser Review - Nicolas Laracuente - Goodreads
Discussion of impacts of sprawl and where it came from is interesting. The typology of sprawl is interesting but I really never hear people use the majority of these words. Have you really named the problems if no one uses the terms you created for them? Read full review