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A Field Guide to Sprawl

A Field Guide to Sprawl

by Dolores Hayden

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780393731255
Pages: 127
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 4 Mb
Date posting: 2020-10-20
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A visual lexicon of the colorful slang, from alligator investment to zoomburb, that defines sprawl in America.Duck, ruburb, tower farm, big box, and pig-in-a-python are among the dozens of zany terms invented by real estate developers and designers today to characterize land-use practices and the physical elements of sprawl. Sprawl in the environment, based on the metaphor of a person spread out, is hard to define. This concise book engages its meaning, explains common building patterns, and illustrates the ...