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Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America

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Do you really know what is under that new house you just bought? How about what lies beneath the neighborhood playground? Was that "big box" retailer down your street built atop a toxic site? Will the warehouse just beyond your backyard be converted into a shopping center, factory, or trucking hub? These are just a few of the worrisome scenarios facing us all as our cities begin a stealth relocation of industrial facilities from the inner city to the urban peripheryplaces Alan Berger has coined "drosscapes." Now available in paperback, Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America is your guide to this vast, hitherto largely ignored field of waste landscapes.

About the Author

Alan Berger is an associate professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. He is also the author of Reclaiming the American West (2002).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568987132
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Subject:
Planning
Author:
Berger, Alan
Author:
Princeton Arch
Author:
Alan, Berger
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Publication Date:
20070503
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11 x 7.5 x 0.75 in 2.09 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Urban Planning
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » City Specific
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General

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