Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Levitt's progress: the rise of the suburban-industrial complex; 2. From the solar house to the all-electric home: the postwar debates over heating and cooling; 3. Septic-tank suburbia: the problem of waste disposal at the metropolitan fringe; 4. Open space: the first protests against the bulldozed landscape; 5. Where not to build: the campaigns to protect wetlands, hillsides, and floodplains; 6. Water, soil, and wildlife: the federal critiques of tract-house development; 7. Toward a land ethic: the quiet revolution in land-use regulation; Conclusion.
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