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Urban Sprawl: a comprehensive reference guide by
Call Number: University Library Reference HT 384 U5 U75 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-30
Urban sprawl is an occurrence that has gained much national attention in recent years. It is not only an issue of land use, but also a legal, political, and social concern. Soule offers an unbiased viewpoint of this national event, while still keeping the information accessible to students as well as those who have little background in the matter.
Planning the Good Community by
Call Number: University Library Books HT 166 P542 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-22
An examination of new urban approaches both in theory and in practice. Taking a critical look at how new urbanism has lived up to its ideals, the author asks whether new urban approaches offer a viable path to creating good communities.
The following are a few representative books from the Libraries' collection. Use the Libraries' online catalog, linked in the Quick Links box to the left, to find more books on sprawl, suburbs and the New Urbanist movement.
- Codifying New Urbanism: How to Reform Municipal Land Development Regulations, by Paul Crawford. Chicago: American Planning Association, 2004. A practical explanation of how to apply the principles of new urbanism to community development through reforming land development regulations. [Oversized NA 9108 A545 NO.526]
- Don’t Call It Sprawl: Metropolitan Structure in the 21st Century, by William T. Bogart. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. The author examines the way in which suburbs and cities trade goods and services in a complex manner as a determinant of the type of land use which occurs. [ULIB HT 334 U5 B64 2006]
- Edge Cities, by Christine M. Sala. Chicago: Council of Planning Librarians, 1995. This is an annotated bibliography, with most references dating from 1991. [ULIB HT 334 U5 Z991 1995]
- Limitless City: A Primer on the Urban Sprawl Debate, by Oliver Gillham. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2002. Gillham traces the history of sprawl and its environmental and societal impacts. He presents workable alternatives sprawl; and suggests what future development might look like. [ULIB HT 384 U5 G55 2002]
- Sprawl: A Compact History, by Robert Bruegmann. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2005. The author argues that the growth of suburbia is a natural outcome of economic development and increased mobility. [ULIB HT 371 B74 2005]
- Sprawl Costs: Economic Impacts of Unchecked Development, by Robert Burchell. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2005. Presents the results of a study to measure the costs and benefits of different forms of growth. [ULIB HT 384 U5 S67 2005]
- This Land: The Battle Over Sprawl and the Future of America, by Anthony Flint. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. The author traces the history of the anti-sprawl New Urbanism movement and the backlash against it. [ULIB HT 384 U5 F55 2006]
"This website features U.S. government data and analysis of that data that allow the visitor to see the roles of contributing factors in the sprawl of individual urban areas, states, bio-regions and the nation as a whole."
Congress for the New Urbanism
"CNU advocates the restructuring of public policy and development practices to support the restoration of existing urban centers and towns within coherent metropolitan regions. We stand for the reconfiguration of sprawling suburbs into communities of real neighborhoods and diverse districts, the conservation of natural environments, and the preservation of our built legacy." This site has publications and reports, a project database, and a collection of presentations on new urbanist projects.
Smart Growth America
Smart Growth America is a coalition of national, state and local organizations whose aim is to improve city and town planning. This site contains reports, news and a blog about smart growth issues.
Smart Growth | US EPA
From the US Environmental Protection Agency, this site provides documents about smart growth and sprawl, a list of grants and funding opportunities, a map of EPA smart growth projects and more.