Sprawl and Suburbia: A Harvard Design Magazine Reader
Sprawl is the single most significant and urgent issue in American land use at the turn of the twenty-first century. Efforts to limit and reform sprawl through legislative “Smart Growth” initiatives have been enacted around the country while the neotraditionalist New Urbanism has been embraced by many architects and urban planners. Yet most Americans persist in their desir...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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A call for architects and planners to return to the 'burbs. Typical criticism - the suburbs cost society and the environment as a whole but only benefit the individual homeowner, they are largely inequitable, etc. - from big names like David Harvey and Mike Davis as well as some lesser-known authors. The essays were all very readable. I got through them and they weren't even assigned for my class.