Book Review: A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America Public Deposited

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  • Levin, Adam
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of City and Regional Planning
  • Vishaan Chakrabarti has an axe—or two—to grind. Federal subsidies for oceanfront homes, green technology trends such as fluorescent light bulbs, most people working in the planning profession today—all these and more are skewered in A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America. Chakrabarti’s purpose in taking these subjects to task is to show the peril that America threatens to unleash upon the world should its influence in planning, real estate and spatial trends continue to resonate globally. The unifying theme of Chakrabarti’s book is a fight against what he considers to be America’s most profligate and enduring export: suburbia.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 39
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  • 59
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  • 59
  • English
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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