Shopping Cart

We want to direct you to the right website. Please tell us where you live.

(This is a one-time message unless you reset your location.)

Better NOT Bigger

Paperback
$24.95 USD
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2007-06-01
ISBN: 9781897408032
Format: Paperback - 192 pages
Size: 5.5" x 8.5" (w x h)
BISAC: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development

Better NOT Bigger

How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve your Community

Contrary to accepted wisdom, rapid urban growth can leave communities permanently scarred, deeply in debt, with unaffordable housing, a lost sense of community, and sacrificed environmental quality.

In Better NOT Bigger, Fodor explodes the fundamental myth that growth is good for us and that more development will bring in more tax money, add jobs, lower housing costs, and reduce property taxes. Lively and well-illustrated, Better NOT Bigger provides insights, ideas, and tools to empower citizens to switch off their local "growth machine" by debunking the pro-growth rhetoric. Highly accessible to ordinary citizens as well as professional planners.

Better NOT Bigger has been made available through New Catalyst Books. New Catalyst Books is an imprint of New Society Publishers, aimed at providing readers with access to a wider range of books dealing with sustainability issues by bringing books back into print that have enduring value in the field.

About the Author

Eben Fodor is a professional community planning consultant, and an environmentalist, civic activist, and grassroots organizer from Eugene, Oregon. He has been in the middle of the urban growth controversy for the past ten years.



Better

The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living

by Nicole Caldwell


Common Threads

Weaving Community through Collaborative Eco-Art

by Sharon Kallis


Free, Fair, and Alive

The Insurgent Power of the Commons

by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich


The Great Neighborhood Book

A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Placemaking

by Jay Walljasper


Thinking Like a Mountain

Towards a Council of All Beings

by John Seed, Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming and Arne Naess