The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome

Turning Around the Unsustainable American Dream

By John Wasik
(Bloomberg Press, Hardcover, 9781576603208, 207pp.)

Publication Date: June 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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An incisive look at the consequences of today's costly and damaging suburban lifestyle

In "The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome," Bloomberg News' John Wasik exposes the economic, cultural, environmental, and health problems underlying life in suburbia. Wasik provides powerful insights into how the U.S. suburban lifestyle has become unsustainable and what can be done to salvage it. His observations are firmly grounded in exclusive on-the-ground research, interviews with thought leaders, and the latest studies and statistics. The book
Exposes the untold truths about suburban home ownership: green isn't always so green, life isn't cheaper after accounting for gas, water, and taxes, and modern suburban living isn't so idyllic considering the toll it takes on our healthIncludes exclusive research and analysis by experts in the field that debunks the many myths associated with suburban livingExplores innovative solutions being developed in cities across the country

The American Dream of moving further from a city to buy a bigger house and find better schools has become a costly nightmare. "The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome" examines why and what can be done.

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