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    Cyburbian Wannaplan?'s avatar
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    A Field Guide to Sprawl

    Soon to be released, by Dolores Hayden



    Conceived as a dictionary encompassing 51 species, from alligator to zoomburb (a city in the suburbs growing faster than a boomburb) the guide may well establish Ms. Hayden as the Roger Tory Peterson of sprawl.

    For example:

    Zoomburg:


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    I'll definitely have to check out this one.

    For Christmas I got Hayden's Building Suburbia, which was pretty insightful and took a slightly different approach for the reason suburbia developed. I like her writing method (literary and accessible).

    It's good to have an architect like her on the side of good.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    From the New York Times, June 17, 2004

    DESIGN NOTEBOOK
    Defining Sprawl: From A to Z
    By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN

    Story about and promoting Ms. Hayden, 59, a Yale professor of architecture, urbanism and American studies and her new book.

    "Conceived as a dictionary encompassing 51 species, from alligator to zoomburb (a city in the suburbs growing faster than a boomburb) the guide may well establish Ms. Hayden as the Roger Tory Peterson of sprawl."

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