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Suburban Nation: the Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream

"The successes of turn-of-the century planning, represented in America by the City Beautiful movement, became the foundation of a new profession, and ever since, planners have repeatedly attempted to relive that moment of glory by separating everything from everything else."
Duany, Plater-Zyberk, Speck
described 5 elements of sprawl:
- the housing development (nothing but residential)
- the retail strip/big box (nothing but retail)
- the commercial park (nothing but employment)
- the public use buildings (schools, libraries, town halls with no center to occupy)
- roads
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