The Resource The death and life of the single-family house : lessons from Vancouver on building a livable city, Nathanael Lauster

The death and life of the single-family house : lessons from Vancouver on building a livable city, Nathanael Lauster

Label
The death and life of the single-family house : lessons from Vancouver on building a livable city
Title
The death and life of the single-family house
Title remainder
lessons from Vancouver on building a livable city
Statement of responsibility
Nathanael Lauster
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Vancouver today is recognized as one of the most livable cities in the world as well as an international model for sustainability and urbanism. Single-family homes in this city are 'a dying breed.' Most people live in the various low-rise and high-rise urban alternatives throughout the metropolitan area. The Death and Life of the Single-Family House explains how residents in Vancouver attempt to make themselves at home without a house. Local sociologist Nathanael Lauster has painstakingly studied the city's dramatic transformation to curb sprawl. He tracks the history of housing and interviews residents about the cultural importance of the house as well as the urban problems it once appeared to solve. Although Vancouver{u2019}s built environment is unique, Lauster argues that it was never predestined by geography or demography. Instead, regulatory transformations enabled the city to renovate, build over, and build around the house. Moreover, he insists, there are lessons here for the rest of North America. We can start building our cities differently, and without sacrificing their livability"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
333.33/80971133
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7305.V3
LC item number
L38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Urban life, landscape, and policy series
Label
The death and life of the single-family house : lessons from Vancouver on building a livable city, Nathanael Lauster
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. What's a House? -- 2. What's the Problem? -- 3. Bringing the House to Life in Vancouver -- 4. The Death of the House in Vancouver? -- 5. Inhabiting the Greenest City -- 6. What Do Houses Do Best? -- 7. At Home in the City -- 8. Habitat for Diversity -- Appendix: Data and Methods
Control code
ocn952277341
Extent
1 online resource (246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439913956
Lccn
2016029774
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35141384
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952277341
  • ebl1439913951

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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