How cities work suburbs sprawl and the roads not taken alex marshall on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers do cities work anymore how did they get to be such sprawling conglomerations of lookalike subdivisions megafreeways. How cities work suburbs sprawl and the roads not taken by alex marshall a hard hitting highly readable look at what makes cities work or not work alex marshall is a freelance journalist in new york city who has written about urban design for the washington post george metropolis planning and other national publications. How cities work suburbs sprawl and the roads not taken helped me think more deeply about sprawl and its root causes originally intended as a critique of new urbanism journalist alex marshall developed this theme into a book which articulately demonstrates that ultimately the decision is political but with time how this authority has been . He is no fan of sprawlcalling it harmful to the poor and the elderly and environmentally destructivein an interesting cultural observationhe considers modern paintings and movies which often use older towns as their settingcalling to mind stability or book review how cities work suburbs sprawl and the road not taken by alex marshall. How cities work suburbs sprawl and the roads not taken alex marshall austin university of texas press 2000 1st ed conclusion getting there building healthy cities other information includes bibliographical references p 225 230 and index isbn
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