The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream

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Princeton Architectural Press, 1993 - Architecture - 175 pages
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Regarding issues of urban sprawl Visit Sprawl Net, at Rice University. It's under construction, but it should be an interesting resource. Check out the traffic in the land of commuting. And, finally, enjoy Los Angeles: Revisiting the Four Ecologies.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Definitions
56
Guiding Principles
62
Ecology and Habitat
72
Residential Areas
83
Parks Plazas and Civic Buildings
90
Pedestrian and Bicycle System
101
Parking Requirements and Configuration
108
Regional Plans
117
Station Area Plans
136
Laguna West 146 Calvme Specific Area Plan
150
Dry Creek Ranch 151 South Brentwood
156
Project Credits
170
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Maria Eriksson Baaz is Associate Professor at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg and a senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden. Her research interests are in African politics, security and development, postcolonial theory, and gender. Recently she has focused on masculinity, militarization and Defence Reform interventions, with a particular focus on the DR Congo. She is the author of The Paternalism of Partnership: A Postcolonial Reading of Identity in Development Aid (Zed Books, 2005). She has also contributed to several edited volumes, such International Handbook on African Security (2012, Routledge) and written numerous policy reports. Additionally, her articles have appeared in leading journals, including International Studies Quarterly, African Affairs, Journal of International Relations and Development, Journal of Modern African Studies and African Security. Maria Stern is Professor in Peace and Development Studies at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. Her research interests are in security studies, the security- development nexus, politics of identity, and feminist theory. Recently she has focused on masculinity, militarization and Defence Reform interventions, with a particular focus on the DR Congo. Maria is the guest co-editor of a special issue on the Security-Development Nexus Revisited, Security Dialogue (2010). She is also co-editor Feminist Methodologies for International Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and the author of Naming Security - Constructing Identity (Manchester University Press, 2005). She has contributed to several edited volumes, such as International Handbook on African Security (2012, Routledge) and written numerous policy reports. Additionally, her articles have appeared in leading journals, including African Affairs, Alternatives, International Journal of Peace Studies, International Political Sociology, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of International Relations and Development, Journal of Modern African Studies, Review of International Studies, and Security Dialogue.

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