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Dead End: Suburban Sprawl & Rebirth of American Urbanism

DeadEnds

A Regional Urban Design Program

Friday, May 2, 2014
Noon-1:30pm

Free, all are welcome. Bring a lunch!
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1.5 CES LUs

New city neighborhoods are in demand. Yet those who try to build them face steep barriers and are often forced into compromises that undermine the urban vision. Urbanism, transit, and walkable streets challenge a deeply rooted suburban value system. Benjamin Ross, author of Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, posits that in order to overcome this resistance, urbanists must think big and offer a compelling vision of change.

Please join us at AIA East Bay at noon on Friday, May 2, 2014 for a presentation by Mr. Ross on this relevant issue.

About the presenter:

Ben Ross was president of the Action Committee for Transit for 15 years. His new book about the politics of urbanism and transit, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, is published by Oxford University Press.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, attendees will:

1. Be able to identify three root elements of sprawl.

2. Will be able to state at least two elements of strategies for change.

3. Will be able to discuss how problems of smart growth, sustainability, transportation and affordable housing are intertwined.

4. Will be able to state at least two elements of land use oversight that may have a positive influence on sprawl.

 

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