Cover image for Better not bigger : how to take control of urban growth and improve your community
Title:
Better not bigger : how to take control of urban growth and improve your community
Author:
Fodor, Eben, 1956-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Stony Creek, Conn : New Society, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780865713864
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library HT384.U5 F64 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...
Central Library HT384.U5 F64 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Contrary to accepted wisdom, rapid urban growth can leave communities permanently scarred, deeply in debt, with unaffordable housing, a lost sense of community, and sacrificed environmental quality. In this book, Fodor explodes the fundamental myth that growth is good for us and that more development will bring in more tax money, add jobs, lower housing costs, and reduce property taxes. Lively and well-illustrated, Better NOT Bigger provides insights, ideas, and tools to empower citizens to switch off their local growth machine by debunking the pro-growth rhetoric. Highly accessible to ordinary citizens as well as professional planners.


Google Preview