Publisher: The MIT Press (January 19, 2007)
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The shrewdpermanent development circulate goals to wrestle city and suburban sprawl via selling livable groups in response to pedestrian scale, diversified populations, and combined land use. yet, as this e-book records, shrewdpermanent development has principally did not tackle problems with social fairness and environmental justice. clever development occasionally leads to gentrification and displacement of low- and moderate-income households in present neighborhoods, or transportation guidelines that isolate low-income populations. becoming Smarter is likely one of the few books to view clever development from an environmental justice standpoint, interpreting the impression of the equipped surroundings on entry to fiscal chance and caliber of existence in American towns and metropolitan regions.The participants to becoming Smarter -- city planners, sociologists, economists, educators, legal professionals, overall healthiness execs, and environmentalists -- all position fairness on the heart in their analyses of "place, house, and race." they think about such themes because the social and environmental results of sprawl, the connection among sprawl and focused poverty, and community-based regionalism which could hyperlink towns and suburbs. They learn particular situations that illustrate possibilities for integrating environmental justice issues into shrewdpermanent development efforts, together with the dynamics of sprawl in a South Carolina county, the talk over the rebuilding of recent Orleans after typhoon Katrina, and transportation-related pollutants in Northern big apple. becoming Smarter illuminates the becoming racial and sophistication divisions in metropolitan parts this day -- and indicates attainable innovations to handle them.