New Book on Smart Growth

New Book on Smart Growth

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

"Smart Growth: Form and Consequences" is based on a symposium sponsored by the Lincoln Institute and MIT that brought together academics, planning and design practitioners and citizen planners. Norman Krumholz of Cleveland State Universtiy's College of Urban Affairs says "this book surveys what we currently know and what we need to know about smart growth.... The authors of eclectic and wide-ranging essays take the reader through the history of our unregulated suburbs to the spatial and social consequences of the present and on to speculation about the future. Topics deal with the normative assumptions of ethics and social equity, design, legal constraints, urban and suburban revival, the environment and public versus property rights.

The authors also raise the question of whether individual cities and suburbs can deal effectively with the forces of decline and sprawl or whether a regional agenda is essential. The objective of the essays is not abstract conjecture but individual and collective action. America will continue to grow, like it or not. The challenge is not to stop growth but to shape it in a way that contains sprawl and offers attractive living choices for families of all descriptions and of all income levels. To meet that challenge, this book is an essential handbook."

Related Link: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

For more information contact:

Coretta Corbin Rival
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
113 Brattle Street
MA 02138

Phone: 800-526-3873
Fax: 800-526-3944
Email: [email protected]

Posted July 17, 2002

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