Green Urbanism: Learning From European Cities
Urban sprawl is a growing problem for many American cities. Poorly planned development results in traffic congestion and gridlock, loss of farmland and wildlife habitat, water quality and flood control problems, and increased taxes. In his book, Green Urbanism, Timothy Beatley describes a wide range of innovative building and planning ideas from several European cities and discusses how they may be adapted to American cities. As the book shows, there are many ways we can reduce sprawl and in the process save money and taxes and improve our quality of life.