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A Field Guide to Sprawl

Wannaplan?

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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:

 

mendelman

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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. ;-)
 

JNA

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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." 8-!
 
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