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Author Hayden, Dolores.

Title A field guide to sprawl / Dolores Hayden ; with aerial photographs by Jim Wark.

Published New York : W.W. Norton, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  307.76 HAYD    AVAILABLE
 UniM Archit  307.76 HAYD    AVAILABLE
Physical description 128 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Armando Carbonell -- I. Decoding everyday American landscapes -- A field guide to sprawl? -- Sprawl talk -- What causes sprawl? -- The war on sprawl -- Reading the landscape from an airplane -- From sprawl to sustainable landscapes -- II. An illustrated vocabulary of sprawl.
Summary "Can you define edge node, boomburb, tower farm, big box, and parsley round the pig? Sprawl is hard to pin down and the terms change every day. This concise book defines the vocabulary of sprawl from alligator to zoomburb, illustrating fifty-one colorful terms invented by real estate developers and designers to characterize contemporary building patterns. Sixty-nine aerial photographs, each paired with a definition, convey the impact of development and provide verbal and visual vocabulary needed by professionals, public officials, and citizens to critique uncontrolled growth in the American landscape. This "devil's dictionary" of American building accompanies a critique of metropolitan regions organized around unsustainable growth, where sprawling new areas of automobile-oriented construction flourish as older neighborhoods are left to decline."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Wark, Jim.
Subject Cities and towns -- Growth.
Land use -- Planning.
ISBN 0393731251