A Better Place to Live by Philip Langdon
Reshaping the American Suburb

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Citing interviews with developers, planners, and residents, the coauthor of This Old House explains the connection between typical modern suburban designs and the feelings of community satisfaction, while pointing out the virtues of older designs.
 

About Philip Langdon

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Langdon has written on houses and design for many national magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, Landscape Architecture, Home, and Planning. A former senior editor of Progressive Architecture, he is the author several books.
 
Published August 1, 1994 by Univ of Massachusetts Pr. 270 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, History. Non-fiction

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A success story in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area shows how city and suburb have reduced competition by tax sharing, and Kirkland, Wash., is an example of suburban renewal, having rebuilt its downtown with offices, housing, and discreet parking.

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American suburbs foster social isolation, dependence on the automobile, long commutes and segregation of land use, thereby contributing to family distress and civic decay. That damning verdict by Lang

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American suburbs foster social isolation, dependence on the automobile, long commutes and segregation of land use, thereby contributing to family distress and civic decay.

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