The Next American Metropolis

Ecology, Community, and the American Dream

Peter Calthorpe

     8.5 × 10 in (21.6 × 25.4 cm)
176 pages
60 color illustrations, 120 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 12/1/1995
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781878271686

One of the foremost practitioners of New Urbanism, Peter Calthorpe, an urban designer and architect based in Berkeley, California, offers one of the most coherent and persuasive arguments for moving the United States away from sprawl and toward more compact, mixed-use, economically diverse, and ecologically sound communities. This book presents 24 of Calthorpe's regional urban plans, in which towns are organized so that residents can be less dependent upon their cars and can walk, bike, or take public transportation between work, school, home, and shopping. This book is not just for architects and urban planners, but for all concerned citizens interested in developing a cohesive, feasible vision of the sustainable city of the future.

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