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Main Title The option of urbanism : investing in a new American dream /
Author Leinberger, Christopher B.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 153772863
ISBN 9781597261364; 159726136X; 9781597261371; 1597261378
Subjects Urbanization--United States. ; Community development, Urban. ; Suburbs--United States. ; Cities and towns--United States--Growth. ; City planning--United States. ; Sustainable development--United States. ; Cities and towns--Growth. ; Suburbanisierung.--(DE-588)4124268-3 ; USA.--(DE-588)4078704-7
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  HT384.U5L45 2008 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 10/27/2010 STATUS
Collation xi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-200) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Futurama and the 20th-century American dream -- The rise of drivable sub-urbia -- The standard real estate product types : why every place looks like every place else -- Consequences of drivable sub-urban growth -- The market rediscovers walkable urbanism -- Defining walkable urbanism : why more is better -- Unintended consequences of walkable urbanism -- Achieving the next American dream : leveling the playing field and implementing walkable urbanism. "Americans are voting with their feet to abandon strip malls and suburban sprawl, and embrace instead a new type of community where they can live, work, shop, and play within easy walking distance. In The Option of Urbanism visionary developer and strategist Christopher B. Leinberger explains how government has favored one form of development over the last sixty years: the drivable suburb. Rooted in the driving forces of the economy - car manufacturing and the oil industry - this development has fostered the decline of community, contributed to urban decay, increased greenhouse gas emissions, and contributed to the rise in obesity and asthma." "Highlighting both the challenges and the opportunities for this type of development, The Option of Urbanism shows how the American Dream is shifting to include cities as well as suburbs and how the financial and real estate communities need to respond to build communities that are more environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable."--Jacket.