Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Retrofitting Sprawl: Addressing Seventy Years of Failed Urban Form (Hardback)
  • Retrofitting Sprawl: Addressing Seventy Years of Failed Urban Form (Hardback)
zoom

Retrofitting Sprawl: Addressing Seventy Years of Failed Urban Form (Hardback)

(editor), (author of contributions)
£79.50
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 30/08/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
These twelve previously unpublished essays present innovative and practical ideas for addressing the harmful effects of sprawl.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 "recycling the suburbs" as the second of "Ten Ideas Changing the World Right Now." 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 "cultural shift" in thinking or a "coordinated effort" by local government, these essays testify that a combination of forethought and creative thinking will be needed.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820345444
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

An Unsung Hero
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Making Of The British Landscape
Added to basket
The Moor
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Map Of A Nation
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Great Maps
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Edinburgh: Mapping the City
Added to basket
The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World
Added to basket
Ultimate Navigation Manual
Added to basket
1421
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Rivers of Gold
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
How to Pass Higher Geography
Added to basket
Explorers of the Nile
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Collins World Atlas: Complete Edition
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.