Drosscape : wasting land in urban America

Author Berger, Alan

Title Drosscape : wasting land in urban America / Alan Berger.

Published New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2006.

Edition 1st ed.

Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents Pt. 1. Landscape, urbanization, and waste -- Ch. 1. Discourses for landscape and urbanization -- Ch. 2. The production of waste landscape -- Pt. 2. Representing the relationships between waste landscape and urbanization -- Ch. 3. Ten urbanized regions -- Ch. 4. Waste landscapes -- Pt. 3. The drosscape manifesto -- Ch. 5. Drosscape explained -- Postscript : vastlands visited / Lars Lerup -- App. 1. Contemporary names for the urbanization of landscape -- App. 2. Notes on graphics : data uses, sources, and methods.

Summary "Do you really know what's under the new house you just bought? Was that "big box" retailer down your street built over a toxic site? Will the warehouse just beyond your backyard be converted into a shopping center, factory, or trucking hub. These are a few of the worrisome scenarios facing us all as our cities begin a stealth relocation of industrial facilities from the inner city to the urban periphery and to reuse old toxic waste sites while creating new ones - places Alan Berger has coined drosscapes. Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America is your guide to this vast, unknown geography of waste landscapes and sprawl." "Ten cities and their drosscapes are analyzed through aerial photography, maps, charts, and graphs. Lured by liability reductions, tax incentives, and inadequate public awareness, corporate America is rapidly developing land for short-term gains and occupancy, leaving us to clean up their toxic land, wasteful places, and degradation of natural systems. Drosscape makes clear that "waste" is a design challenge of the most pressing order."--BOOK JACKET.

Net info Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0518/2005026156.html

Subject City planning -- United States.

Regional planning -- United States.

Land use, Urban -- United States.

Waste lands -- United States.

Vacant lands -- United States.

UniM Archit f 307.12160973 BERG

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