By Simmons B. Buntin with Ken Pirie
Foreword by Galina Tachieva
Planetizen Press, 2013
These projects show that with creativity and dedication, even the most distressed communities can chart a new course for their future. To create dynamic places takes dynamic leadership.
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.”