Sprawl and the City: Combining the qualities of suburban and urban living to create better residential infill
Publisher: UWA Publishing 2016 Author: Anthony Duckworth-Smith ISBN: 9781742588650 Format: Paperback, 157pp, 230x150mm
What is the urban model to meet the future needs of sprawling modern cities of the 21st Century such as Perth?
The continuation of suburban development on the city fringes is impacting on biodiversity, infrastructure provision, greenhouse gas emissions and the accessibility of jobs and other opportunities. At the same time strategic planning continues to support fitting more people into existing urban areas to slow down the expansion of the (sub)urban footprint. Many households, however, still aspire toward the benefits of a suburban life. Given this, how can higher density homes and neighbourhoods be configured so that they are a broadly attractive option and therefore truly limit sprawl?
Sprawl and the City is about helping to uncover this new urban pattern.