The Limitless City: A Primer on the Urban Sprawl Debate
|Rating||:||4.64 (562 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||328 Pages|
"Policy makers would do well to keep The Limitless City within reach."
somewhat balanced, unlike most books on the subject The best and most unusual thing about this book is that it is more balanced than most: while most sprawl-related books are pure attacks or defenses (or are too superficial to adequately cover either side of the argument), Gillham gives a significant amount of space to the arguments, counter-arguments and counter-counter arguments on both sides (though on balance he is definitely more antisprawl than not). In addition, the book covers a wider range of issues than many sprawl related books; in. "The Limitless City" according to A Customer. This book delivers a thorough, unbiased and thoughtful approach to the problem of sprawl. The issues are clearly defined and the myths debunked when necessary. After reading this book, one feels that the problems and potential solutions can be grasped. The writing is clear,and concise and draws the reader through the complexities of the issues.
Looking at the predominant form of land use in America, known as sprawl, this text examines where it came from, what it is and what the alternatives are. The author argues that sprawl is here to stay and that by understanding it we can address the problems it has created.