Benjamin Ross to discuss his new book on suburban sprawl.
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.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 2nd, 2014
More than five decades have passed since Jane Jacobs wrote her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and since a front page headline in the New York Times read, "Cars Choking Cities as 'Urban Sprawl' Takes Over." Yet sprawl persists, and not by mistake. It happens for a reason. As an activist and a scholar, Benjamin Ross is uniquely placed to diagnose why this is so.
Availability: The book is not currently available and is possibly out of print. Please call us for price and availability.
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 29th, 2012
The chemical pollution that irrevocably damages today's environment is, although many would like us to believe otherwise, the legacy of conscious choices made long ago. During the years before and just after World War II, discoveries like leaded gasoline and DDT came to market, creating new hazards even as the expansion and mechanization of industry exacerbated old ones.