xvi, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
HT384.U5 G55 2002
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-293) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. I. Understanding sprawl 1. What is sprawl? Characteristics and indicators of sprawl Definition of sprawl What makes sprawl? The limitless city Sprawl in summary 2. The origins of sprawl Industrial cities Reform The first modern suburbs Automobiles and roads Post-war suburban expansion Suburbanization and cities The origins of sprawl in summary 3. Reactions and countertrends Protesting the highways Cleaning up the environment The importance of history Resurgent older cities Analyzing the trends Mounting protest and reaction Reactions and countertrends in summary
pt. II. The sprawl debate 4. Outlining the debate In defense of sprawl Why is there any debate? The charges against sprawl Pro-development Untangling the sprawl brawl 5. Land and habitat Vanishing landscape? Natural habitat Land and habitat in summary 6. Transportation and energy Traffic Energy consumption Transportation and energy in summary 7. Pollution and public health Air quality Water quality Public health Pollution and public health summary 8. Economics and social equity The economics of sprawl Social divides and cities Economics and social equity in summary 9. Aesthetics and community Sprawl and aesthetics Community Aesthetics and community in summary
pt. III. Searching for alternatives 10. Growth management and smart growth Growth management What is "smart growth"? Smart growth measures Growth management and smart growth in summary 11. Preserving open space The importance of open space Open-space conservation programs Growth boundaries The downside of open-space conservation Preserving open space in summary 12. Changing development patterns Compact, mixed-use developments Revitalizing older downtowns and inner-ring suburbs The density issue Changing development patterns in summary 13. Viable public transportation The importance of public transportation Local public transportation initiatives Metropolitan transit initiatives Innovative transit technology Barriers to transit The land-use connection Viable public transportation in summary 14. Regionalism Expansion and annexation Recurrent regionalism Case studies in regionalism Regionalism in summary
pt. IV. The future and concluding thoughts 15. Thinking about the future The prospects for change Technology and cyberspace A picture of the future Thinking about the future in summary 16. Conclusion The suburban pattern A willing nation Suburban malaise A paradigm of democracy A misuse of resources Increasing pollution Pushing for transit A widening gulf Losing open space Changing growth priorities The sprawl we already have The continuing debate.