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Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places

Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as PlacesThe new collection of Unsprawl case studies by Simmons B. Buntin, with Ken Pirie, including a foreword by Galina Tachieva — published by Planetizen Press and now available.

Unwinding the unsustainable ways in which we’ve built our communities over the last half-century is the most pressing challenge confronting planning, design and development today. Utilizing a dozen case studies from throughout North America, Unsprawl examines the visionary, controversial and ultimately successful strategies employed to introduce new patterns of development into a regulatory, cultural and financial landscape structured to encourage sprawl.

As architect Galina Tachieva notes in her foreword, “Whether they are downtown redevelopments, new greenfield villages, retrofits or ambitious sustainability experiments, the projects in this book demonstrate the long-needed revival of our thinking about urbanism.”

Case studies:

  • Prospect New Town – Longmont, Colorado
  • NorthWest Crossing – Bend, Oregon
  • Lenox Village – Nashville, Tennessee
  • Rockville Town Square – Rockville, Maryland
  • Glenwood Park – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Belmar – Lakewood, Colorado
  • RiverPlace – Portland, Oregon
  • Second Street District – Austin, Texas
  • Suisun City Waterfront District – Suisun City, California
  • Dockside Green – Victoria, British Columbia
  • Prairie Crossing – Grayslake, Illinois
  • Civano – Tucson, Arizona
Latest News.

Simmons B. Buntin's second book of poems, Bloom, is now available in e-book (Kindle) version. Learn more now!
February 8, 2014 editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin launches redesigned A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, now published on a rolling basis.
February 3, 2014

Read Simmons's short lyrical essay "Garden Beds" in the new issue of Edible Baja Arizona.
January 24, 2014

Updated edition of Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places, by Simmons B. Buntin with Ken Pirie, and featuring an introduction by Galina Tachieva, is now available from Planetizen Press! Learn more and order your copy.
January 18, 2014

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Upcoming Events.

April 16, 2014
"Poetry, Prose, and Place," a Literary Reading for the Randolph College Visiting Writers Series in Lynchburg, Virginia

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Bloom: Poems by Simmons B. Buntin (2010)



Riverfall: Poems by Simmons B. Buntin (2005)

Read full essay appearing in ISLE.


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