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Benjamin Ross to discuss his new book on suburban sprawl.

Event date: 
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
40206 Louisville
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.
Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780199360147
Availability: The book is not currently in stock at our stores. Please call us for price and availability.
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.

Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780199930968
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 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.