Retrofitting Sprawl

Retrofitting Sprawl

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These twelve previously unpublished essays present innovative and practical ideas for addressing the harmful effects of sprawl. Sprawl is not only an ongoing focus of specialized magazines like Dwell; indeed, Time magazine has cited qrecycling the suburbsq as the second of qTen Ideas Changing the World Right Now.q While most conversations on sprawl tend to focus on its restriction, this book presents an overview of current thinking on ways to fix, repair, and retrofit existing sprawl. Chapters by planners, geographers, designers, and architects present research grounded in diverse locales including Phoenix, Arizona; Seattle, Washington; Dublin, Ohio; and the Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. metro areas. The authors address head-on the most controversial aspects of sprawl--issues of power and control, justice and equity, and American attitudes about regulating private development. But they also put these issues in practical contexts, bringing in examples of redesign that are already occurring around the country, including the retrofitting of corridors and the repurposing of cul-de-sacs. Whether fixing sprawl requires a qcultural shiftq in thinking or a qcoordinated effortq by local government, these essays testify that a combination of forethought and creative thinking will be needed. Contributors: Dave Amos, Aviva Hopkins Brown, Wesley Brown, David Dixon, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Aaron Golub, Nabil Kamel, Gerrit-Jan Knaap, Julia Koschinsky, Nico Larco, Rebecca Lewis, Gabriel DAsaz Montemayor, Hector Navarro, Matthew Salenger, Brenda Case Scheer, Marc Schlossberg, Christian Solori, Benjamin W. Stanley, Galina Tachieva, Emily Talen, Whitney Warman, June Williamson, Milagros Zingoni.... Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2004); Edward L. Glaeser and Matthew E. Kahn, ... D.C.: Urban Institute Press, 2002); Thad Williamson, Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life (New York: ... Suburbs (Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, 2011); Galina Tachieva, Sprawl Repair Manual (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2010).

Title:Retrofitting Sprawl
Author:Emily Talen
Publisher:University of Georgia Press - 2015-08-15


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