Remaking American Communities: A Reference Guide to Urban Sprawl (Our Sustainable Future)

Remaking American Communities: A Reference Guide to Urban Sprawl (Our Sustainable Future) by David C. Soule, Neal Peirce

Title: Remaking American Communities: A Reference Guide to Urban Sprawl (Our Sustainable Future)
Author: David C. Soule, Neal Peirce
ISBN10: 0803260156
ISBN13: 978-0803260153
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (November 1, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Size PDF: 1587 kb
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Rating: 4.3/5
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Pages: 592 pages
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Remaking American Communities: A Reference Guide to Urban Sprawl (Our Sustainable Future) by David C. Soule, Neal Peirce


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Urban sprawl has gained much national attention in recent years. Sprawl involves not only land-use issues but also legal, political, and social concerns. It affects our schools, the environment, and race relations. Comprehensive enough for high school students and also appropriate for college undergraduates, Remaking American Communities delves into the challenges of urban sprawl by turning to some of America's top thinkers on the problem, including Robert Yaro, president of the Regional Plan Association. Other cutting-edge essays include a foreword about the emergence of sprawl by nationally syndicated columnist Neal Peirce, views about race and class by former mayor of Albuquerque David Rusk, and a discussion of transportation dynamics by Curtis Johnson, president of the Citistates Group. The essays in this collection explore the core issues of sprawl and the agenda for dealing with it. Complete with a glossary, resources, and contact information for smart-growth alliances, this book is extremely user-friendly. David C. Soule offers an unbiased viewpoint of this national phenomenon in a way that will be accessible to students and those with little background in the issue.