Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 October 2005

320 Pages | 38 halftones, 7 maps

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

ISBN: 9780195189070

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Twentieth-Century Sprawl

Highways and the Reshaping of the American Landscape

Owen D. Gutfreund

Gutfreund uses a "follow the money" approach, showing how government policies subsidized suburban development and fueled a chronic nationwide dependence on cars and roadbuilding, with little regard for expense, efficiency, ecological damage, or social equity. Based on original research and vividly written, Twentieth-Century Sprawl brings to light the benefits and consequences of the spread of American highways and makes a major contribution to our understanding of issues that still plague our cities and suburbs today.


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