The Working Landscape: Founding, Preservation, and the Politics of Place (Hardcover)

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Place, Cannav? argues, is not just an object but an essential human practice that involves the physical and conceptual organization of our surroundings into a coherent, enduring landscape. This practice must balance development (which he calls "founding") and preservation. Three case studies illustrate the polarizing development-preservation conflict: the debate over the logging of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest; the problem of urban sprawl; and the redevelopment of the former site of the World Trade Center in New York City. Cannav? suggests that regional, democratic governance is the best framework for integrating development and preservation, and he presents specific policy recommendations that aim to create a "working landscape" in rural, suburban, and urban areas. A postscript on the mass exile, displacement, and homelessness caused by Hurricane Katrina considers the implications of future climate change for the practice of place.

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Publisher MIT Press (MA)
Mfg Part# 9780262033640
SKU 203454667
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 026203364X
Release Date 8/13/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0425
Publisher MIT Press (MA)
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