The book is very essential to the American political system in showing the actual problems facing our country in relation to the congestion of roads and housing facilities leading to the deaths of people in the roads. The American government should therefore take into considerations and arguments of these urban planners in order to avoid future problems pertaining to traffic congestion and further increase in social inequality, isolation and insecurity in the towns. The arguments of the authors are elaborate in relation regional planning thereby enabling the American political system to put such plans in practice so as to avoid the problems associated with the suburban sprawling.
In conclusion, the authors have clearly elaborated the importance of regional planning by adopting the traditional concept where the problems of congestion are minimized while the issue of sustainability of the environment is emphasized. The government of America should therefore take these arguments into consideration in regional planning so as to solve or minimize problems related to isolation of people, social inequality as well as insecurity. The aspects relating to traffic congestion criticized by the authors thereby the need to emphasize road planning by providing enough space for pedestrians.
Duany, Andres, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck. Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream. New York: North Point Press, 2000. Print.
Duany, Andres, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck. Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream. Princeton, N.J: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007. Print.
Duany, Andres, Jeff Speck, and Mike Lydon. The Smart Growth Manual. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. Print.
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