Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 May 2014

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199360147

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Dead End

Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism

Benjamin Ross

  • Brings together the history of suburbanization and urban decline & revival in a single book for the first time, providing an unparalleled synthesis of leading cross-disciplinary scholarship in urban history and urban planning
  • Lays out the first comprehensive political strategy for the New Urbanist movement
  • Analyzes sprawl as the outcome of social and political forces, not just bad planning
  • A new explanation of "not-in-my-backyard" politics, as motivated by status-seeking and protection of neighborhood "brand images"
  • Offers a wide-ranging historical overview, an analysis of contemporary planning, and suggestions for how to effect change in the modern age

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