Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream / Edition 10

Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream / Edition 10

by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Jeff Speck, Plater-Zyberk Duany
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865477506
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Edition description:
10th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
297,778
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1What Is Sprawl, and Why?3
2The Devil Is in the Details21
3The House That Sprawl Built39
4The Physical Creation of Society59
5The American Transportation Mess85
6Sprawl and the Developer99
7The Victims of Sprawl115
8The City and the Region135
9The Inner City153
10How to Make a Town183
11What Is to Be Done215
App. AThe Traditional Neighborhood Development Checklist245
App. BThe Congress for the New Urbanism253
Acknowledgments263
Notes267
Bibliography269
Sources of Illustrations277
Index279

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