The Resource Sprawl : a compact history, Robert Bruegmann

Sprawl : a compact history, Robert Bruegmann

Label
Sprawl : a compact history
Title
Sprawl
Title remainder
a compact history
Statement of responsibility
Robert Bruegmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As anyone who has flown into Los Angeles at dusk or London at midday knows, urban areas today defy traditional notions of what a city is. Our old definitions of urban, suburban, and rural fail to capture the complexity of these vast regions with their superhighways, subdivisions, industrial areas, office parks, and resorts pushing far out into the countryside. Detractors call it sprawl and assert that it is economically inefficient, socially inequitable, environmentally irresponsible - and ugly. Robert Bruegmann calls it a logical consequence of economic growth and the democratization of society, with benefits that urban planners have failed to recognize." "In his history of the expanded city, Bruegmann overturns every assumption we have about sprawl. Taking a long view of urban development, he demonstrates that sprawl is neither recent nor particularly American but as old as cities themselves, just as characteristic of ancient Rome and eighteenth-century Paris as it is of Atlanta or Los Angeles. Nor is sprawl the disaster claimed by many contemporary observers. Although sprawl, like any settlement pattern, has undoubtedly produced problems that must be addressed, it has also provided millions of people with the kinds of mobility, privacy, and choice that were once the exclusive prerogatives of the rich and powerful." "The first major book to strip urban sprawl of its pejorative connotations, Sprawl offers a completely new vision of the city and its growth. Bruegmann provides readers with many provocative insights that confound received opinion about what urban life has been and could be."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
307.76
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT371
LC item number
.B74 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Sprawl : a compact history, Robert Bruegmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-280) and index
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Contents
1. Defining sprawl -- 2. Early sprawl -- 3. Sprawl in the interwar boom years -- 4. Sprawl in the postwar boom years -- 5. Sprawl since the 1970s -- 6. The causes of sprawl -- 7. Early anti-sprawl arguments -- 8. The first anti-sprawl campaign : Britain in the 1920s -- 9. The second anti-sprawl campaign : the United States in the postwar years -- 10. The third anti-sprawl campaign : since the 1970s -- 11. Early remedies : from anti-blight to anti-sprawl -- 12. Postwar anti-sprawl remedies -- 13. Anti-sprawl remedies since the 1970s
Control code
000026845032
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9780226076904
Lccn
2005007591
Other physical details
ill., maps
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.b23739009
System control number
  • ebl408469
  • (OCoLC)58595512

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waterfront CampusBorrow it
      1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, AU
      -38.143069 144.360403
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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