The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome: Turning Around the Unsustainable American Dream

The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome: Turning Around the Unsustainable American Dream

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by John Wasik
     
 

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An incisive look at the consequences of today's costly anddamaging suburban lifestyle

In The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome, Bloomberg News' John Wasikexposes the economic, cultural, environmental, and health problemsunderlying life in suburbia. Wasik provides powerful insights intohow the U.S. suburban lifestyle has become unsustainable and whatcan be done

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An incisive look at the consequences of today's costly anddamaging suburban lifestyle

In The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome, Bloomberg News' John Wasikexposes the economic, cultural, environmental, and health problemsunderlying life in suburbia. Wasik provides powerful insights intohow the U.S. suburban lifestyle has become unsustainable and whatcan be done to salvage it. His observations are firmly grounded inexclusive on-the-ground research, interviews with thought leaders,and the latest studies and statistics. The book

  • Exposes the untold truths about suburban home ownership: greenisn't always so green, life isn't cheaper after accounting for gas,water, and taxes, and modern suburban living isn't so idyllicconsidering the toll it takes on our health
  • Includes exclusive research and analysis by experts in thefield that debunks the many myths associated with suburbanliving
  • Explores innovative solutions being developed in cities acrossthe country

The American Dream of moving further from a city to buy a biggerhouse and find better schools has become a costly nightmare. TheCul-de-Sac Syndrome examines why and what can be done.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576603208
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/10/2009
Series:
Bloomberg Series, #20
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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