How Cities Work: Suburbs, Sprawl, and the Roads Not Taken

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Do cities work anymore? How did they get to be such sprawling conglomerations of lookalike subdivisions, megafreeways, and 'big box' superstores surrounded by acres of parking lots? And why, most of all, don't they feel like real communities? These are the questions that Alex Marshall tackles in this hard-hitting, highly readable look at what makes cities work. Marshall argues that urban life has broken down because of our basic ignorance of the real forces that shape cities - transportation systems, industry and business, and political decision making. He explores how these forces have built four very different urban environments - the decentralized sprawl of California's Silicon Valley, the crowded streets of New York City's Jackson Heights neighborhood, the controlled growth of Portland, Oregon, and the stage-set facades of Disney's planned community, Celebration, Florida. To build better cities, Marshall asserts, we must understand and intelligently direct the forces that shape them. Without prescribing any one solution, he defines the key issues facing all concerned citizens who are trying to control urban sprawl and build real communities. His timely book will be important reading for a wide public and professional audience. A recent Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Alex Marshall is a freelance journalist in Norfolk, Virginia, who has written about urban design for the Washington Post, George, Metropolis, Planning, and other national publications.

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Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 231 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Do cities work anymore? How did they get to be such sprawling conglomerations of lookalike subdivisions, megafreeways, and big box superstores surrounded by acres of parking lots? And why, most of all, don t they feel like real communities? These are the questions that Alex Marshall tackles in this hard-hitting, highly readable look at what makes cities work. Marshall argues that urban life has broken down because of our basic ignorance of the real forces that shape cities-transportation systems, industry and business, and political decision making. He explores how these forces have built four very different urban environments-the decentralized sprawl of California s Silicon Valley, the crowded streets of New York City s Jackson Heights neighborhood, the controlled growth of Portland, Oregon, and the stage-set facades of Disney s planned community, Celebration, Florida. To build better cities, Marshall asserts, we must understand and intelligently direct the forces that shape them. Without prescribing any one solution, he defines the key issues facing all concerned citizens who are trying to control urban sprawl and build real communities.His timely book will be important reading for a wide public and professional audience. Codice libro della libreria AAJ9780292752405

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Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 231 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Do cities work anymore? How did they get to be such sprawling conglomerations of lookalike subdivisions, megafreeways, and big box superstores surrounded by acres of parking lots? And why, most of all, don t they feel like real communities? These are the questions that Alex Marshall tackles in this hard-hitting, highly readable look at what makes cities work. Marshall argues that urban life has broken down because of our basic ignorance of the real forces that shape cities-transportation systems, industry and business, and political decision making. He explores how these forces have built four very different urban environments-the decentralized sprawl of California s Silicon Valley, the crowded streets of New York City s Jackson Heights neighborhood, the controlled growth of Portland, Oregon, and the stage-set facades of Disney s planned community, Celebration, Florida. To build better cities, Marshall asserts, we must understand and intelligently direct the forces that shape them. Without prescribing any one solution, he defines the key issues facing all concerned citizens who are trying to control urban sprawl and build real communities. His timely book will be important reading for a wide public and professional audience. Codice libro della libreria AAJ9780292752405

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Descrizione libro University of Texas Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, How Cities Work: Suburbs, Sprawl, and the Roads Not Taken, Alex Marshall, Do cities work anymore? How did they get to be such sprawling conglomerations of lookalike subdivisions, megafreeways, and 'big box' superstores surrounded by acres of parking lots? And why, most of all, don't they feel like real communities? These are the questions that Alex Marshall tackles in this hard-hitting, highly readable look at what makes cities work. Marshall argues that urban life has broken down because of our basic ignorance of the real forces that shape cities - transportation systems, industry and business, and political decision making. He explores how these forces have built four very different urban environments - the decentralized sprawl of California's Silicon Valley, the crowded streets of New York City's Jackson Heights neighborhood, the controlled growth of Portland, Oregon, and the stage-set facades of Disney's planned community, Celebration, Florida. To build better cities, Marshall asserts, we must understand and intelligently direct the forces that shape them. Without prescribing any one solution, he defines the key issues facing all concerned citizens who are trying to control urban sprawl and build real communities. His timely book will be important reading for a wide public and professional audience. A recent Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Alex Marshall is a freelance journalist in Norfolk, Virginia, who has written about urban design for the Washington Post, George, Metropolis, Planning, and other national publications. Codice libro della libreria B9780292752405

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