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Sprawl A Compact History

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ISBN-10: 0226076911

ISBN-13: 9780226076911

Edition: 2006

Authors: Robert Bruegmann

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As anyone who has flown into Los Angeles at dusk or Houston at midday knows, urban areas today defy traditional notions of what a city is. Our old definitions of urban, suburban, and rural fail to capture the complexity of these vast regions with their superhighways, subdivisions, industrial areas, office parks, and resort areas pushing far out into the countryside. Detractors call it sprawl and assert that it is economically inefficient, socially inequitable, environmentally irresponsible, and aesthetically ugly. Robert Bruegmann calls it a logical consequence of economic growth and the democratization of society, with benefits that urban planners have failed to recognize. In his incisive…    
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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 0.64" wide x 0.91" long x 0.07" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

sprawl across the centuries
Defining Sprawl
Early Sprawl
Sprawl in the Interwar Boom Years
Sprawl in the Postwar Boom Years
Sprawl since the 1970s
The Causes of Sprawl
the diagnosis: three campaigns against sprawl
Early Anti-sprawl Arguments
The First Anti-sprawl Campaign: Britain in the Interwar Years
The Second Anti-sprawl Campaign: The United States in the Postwar Years
The Third Anti-sprawl Campaign: Since the 1970s
the prescription: remedies for sprawl
Early Remedies: From Anti-blight to Anti-sprawl
Postwar Anti-sprawl Remedies
Anti-sprawl Remedies since the 1970s
Some Conclusions
Bibliographic Essay