Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Sep 14, 2010 - Social Science - 256 pages
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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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Great book, very educational. - Goodreads
I've only read the intro and already love it. - Goodreads
This is a great introduction to New Urbanism. - Goodreads
the book that helped set me on my research direction! - Goodreads
I use it all the time for reference. - Goodreads

Review: Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream

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A natural stairstep from Jane Jacobs "Life and Death of Great American Cities". This fantastically interesting book is an overview of how sprawl came to be and what it's doing to us as a people. As ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eliza - Goodreads

Probably the finest, well sritten book ever - about urban sprawl and why governments can so negatively impede progress! Read full review

Contents

Title Page
INTRODUCTION
THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS
THE HOUSE THAT SPRAWL BUILT
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
THE PHYSICAL CREATION OF SOCIETY
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk lead a firm that has designed more than 200 new neighborhoods and community revitalization plans, most famously, Seaside, Florida.

Jeff Speck is director of town planning for the firm.

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