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What's wrong with car-dependent suburbia? Houses are in one place, jobs another, and shopping a third. Is there some way communities can combine these functions of life, allowing people to casually walk around and get to know their neighbors? Enough cranky crank·y 1  
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1. Having a bad disposition; peevish.

2. Having eccentric ways; odd.

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 books stop there, but the Natural Resources Defense Council The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a New York City-based, non-profit non-partisan international environmental advocacy group, with offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Beijing. Founded in 1970, NRDC today has 1.  has published an encouraging, accessible collection of case studies in which suburban sprawl has been surpassed. From the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston to Village Green in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , Solving Sprawl ($20) includes 35 examples of how developers are starting to listen to the critics. Authors F. Kaid Benfield, Jutka Terris and Nancy Vorsanger cover smart cities, suburbs and conservation, which is where the barriers between wilderness wilderness, land retaining its primeval character with the imprint of humans minimal or unnoticeable. In the United States, the Wilderness Act of 1964 established the National Wilderness Preservation System with a nucleus of 9 million acres (3.  and civilization are breached with new models. This book offers evidence that the old rules are changing in the 21st century.
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Author:Rothenberg, David
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Date:May 1, 2002
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