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    Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream (Paperback) By (author) Andres Duany, By (author) Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, By (author) Jeff Speck

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    DescriptionFor a decade, "Suburban Nation "has given voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and replace the last century's automobile-based settlement patterns with a return to more traditional planning. Founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk are at the forefront of the movement, and even their critics, such as Fred Barnes in "The Weekly Standard," recognized that ""Suburban Nation "is likely to become this movement's bible." A lively lament about the failures of postwar planning, this is also that rare book that offers solutions: "an essential handbook" ("San Francisco Chronicle"). This tenth anniversary edition includes a new preface by the authors.

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    Suburban Nation
    The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andres Duany, By (author) Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, By (author) Jeff Speck
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 294
    Width: 201 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9780865477506
    ISBN 10: 0865477507

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    DC21: 307.76
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
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    Ingram Theme: DEMO/SUBURB
    B&T Approval Code: A31780000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026030
    DC22: 307.76/0973, 307.76
    B&T Approval Code: A32300000
    BISAC V2.8: POL044000
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    LC classification: HT384.U5 D83 2010
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    North Point Press
    Imprint name
    North Point Press
    Publication date
    14 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk lead a firm that has designed more than 200 new neighborhoods and community revitalization plans, most famously, Seaside, Florida. Jeff Speck is director of town planning for the firm.
    Review quote
    "As compelling and important as Jane Jacobs's "The Death and Life of Great American Cities "and Venturi, Brown, and Izenour's "Learning from Las Vegas . . . "Everyone who cares about the future of our American way of life should read this book." --ROBERT A. M. STERN, Dean, Yale School of Architecture "Among the wittiest and most perceptive books about sprawl. You couldn't ask for a better trio to guide you through any part of the American built environment." --HAROLD HENDERSON, "Planning "