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The Regional City

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Most Americans today do not live in discrete cities and towns, but rather in an aggregation of cities and suburbs that forms one basic economic, multi-cultural, environmental and civic entity. These “regional cities” have the potential to significantly improve the quality of our lives--to provide interconnected and diverse economic centers, transportation choices, and a va ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Island Press
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Oct 08, 2008 Tracy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: frustrated commuters, sufferers of suburban ennui, city dwellers feeling trapped
This book is an encapsulation of the inspiration for my dissertation research and future research career. Unlike many of the books on sprawl, it does not focus on deriding cars and highways as the source of all evil, or generally consist of an extended lament on the current state of affairs. Rather, it is a pragmatic and optimistic vision of how our metropolitan areas can and should develop as we move forward beyond sprawl. The vision is comprehensive, dealing with existing cities and suburbs an ...more
Robert  Baird
Still my favorite planning book.
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