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The Last Landscape
Title : The Last Landscape
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ISBN : 9780812217995
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 392

The remaining corner of an old farm, unclaimed by developers. The brook squeezed between housing plans. Abandoned railroad lines. The stand of woods along an expanded highway. These are the outposts of what was once a larger pattern of forests and farms, the "last landscape." According to William H. Whyte, the place to work out the problems of our metropolitan areas is witThe remaining corner of an old farm, unclaimed by developers. The brook squeezed between housing plans. Abandoned railroad lines. The stand of woods along an expanded highway. These are the outposts of what was once a larger pattern of forests and farms, the "last landscape." According to William H. Whyte, the place to work out the problems of our metropolitan areas is within those areas, not outside them. The age of unchecked expansion without consequence is over, but where there is waste and neglect there is opportunity. Our cities and suburbs are not jammed; they just look that way. There are in fact plenty of ways


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The Last Landscape Reviews

  • Michael

    For those of you that would find this an engaging and useful book - all five of yout all five of you on , but all five of you at least somewhat sentient beings within the english speaking world - I beseech you to leave a review that will entice me to read the second half of this book. I aquired this for a dollar or two at a library book discard sell and, a couple years later after reading reference after reference to William's (I think his last name is spelled "Whyte" yet, on this particular web [...]

  • John M.

    I am slowly making my way through this book due to time constraints. It contains compelling stuff, though. Whyte was ahead of his time in applying European principles to save urban and suburban open space. One of my recent internships involved writing a literature review of economic impact analyses of multiuse trails and greenways. This book from 1968 is relevant to research being done in 2015 as Whyte extols the values of linear open space in the urban environment. Also, the appropriation of ob [...]

  • Harrison

    This is a good book, that is certain. Whyte was a fantastic thinker and his work concerning urban spaces was groundbreaking. But there is so much in this book that is so specific to the time in which it was written, its usefulness is limited. There are interesting bits here and there, but as it's nearing 40 years old, the first half in particular is likely going to be interesting only to urban scholars.

  • Constantine

    author recommended by scott doyle

  • John Andrews

    You have to be interested in rural planning to appreciate this book but, if you are, it is a really wise and well-informed book. I am!