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Department
Geography
Course
GGR361H5
Professor
Alan Walks
Semester
Fall

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Can planning save the suburbs Jill grant 1999 plan Canada Planners are held responsible for urban environement; sprawl, land use segregation, transportation, environmental degradation, aesthetics Critics argue private sector should explore new design practices for better urban areas Vs suburbs narchronistic, doomed but they show resistence to change New urbanism; Peter Calthorpe, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater Zybrek Andrea Gabor and Frank Lewinberg Toronto incorporates New Urbanism to draft paln Edmonton not ready to accept crowding Bylaws to fit new urbanist models for suburbs; narrow streets and lots, balck lanes for parking, limited setbacks mixed uses, civic squares, green spaces, nostalgic designs for houses Expensive to fund these projects, small niche markets differenctiated by price range and housing philosophy Developers will ocntinue building if marketing is successful New urbanism seems to generate retro prettier suburbs, statement housing Will new urbanist suburbs solve the problems of the city for planners Sprawl is exacerbated by exurban growth (mass consciousness of the gront
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