Benjamin Ross to discuss his new book on suburban sprawl.
06/01/2014 4:00 pm
06/01/2014 5:30 pm
On Sunday, June 1st at 4
PM, Carmichael's Bookstore and The
Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation (CART) welcome
author, activist, and scholar Benjamin Ross for a discussion of his new
book Dead End : Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism. Dead End traces how the ideal of a safe, green, orderly retreat where
hardworking members of the middle class could raise their children away
from the city mutated into the McMansion and strip mall-ridden suburbs
of today. Ross finds that sprawl is much more than bad architecture and
sloppy planning. Its roots are historical, sociological, and economic.
He uses these insights to lay out a practical strategy for change, honed
by his experience leading the largest grass-roots mass transit advocacy
organization in the United States. We hope you'll be able to join us
for this very important discussion. A book signing will follow.