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Author Bogart, William T.
Title Don't call it sprawl : metropolitan structure in the twenty-first century / William T. Bogart.
Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Subject Metropolitan areas -- United States.
Cities and towns -- United States -- Growth -- Economic aspects.
City and town life -- United States.
Urban transportation -- United States.
City planning -- United States.
Add Title Do not call it sprawl
Description 1 online resource (xii, 218 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index.
Contents The world of today -- Making things better: the importance of flexibility -- Are we there yet? -- Trading places -- Downtown: a place to work, a place to visit, a place to live -- How zoning matters -- Love the density, hate the congestion -- Homogeneity and heterogeneity in local government -- The world of tomorrow.
Note Print version record.
Summary In Don't Call It Sprawl, the current policy debate over urban sprawl is put into a broader analytical and historical context. The book informs people about the causes and implications of the changing metropolitan structure rather than trying to persuade them to adopt a panacea to all perceived problems. Bogart explains modern economic ideas about the structure of metropolitan areas to people interested in understanding and influencing the pattern of growth in their city. Much of the debate about sprawl has been driven by a fundamental lack of understanding of the structure, functioning, and evolution of modern metropolitan areas. The book analyzes ways in which suburbs and cities (trading places) trade goods and services with each other. This approach helps us better understand commuting decisions, housing location, business location, and the impact of public policy in such areas as downtown redevelopment and public school reform.
ISBN 9780511246906 (electronic bk.)
0511246900 (electronic bk.)
9780521860918 (hbk.)
9780521678032 (pbk.)
0521860911 (hbk.)
052167803X (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780521860918
OCLC # 83979621
Additional Format Print version: Bogart, William T. Don't call it sprawl. Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2006 0521860911 9780521860 (DLC) 2005038008 (OCoLC)62804691.