Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods

  Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods
Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett
176 pages, softcover: $35.
Island Press, 2006.

Urban sprawl and congestion: We all know it’s a massive problem. But proven, practical solutions often elude planners and developers. Authors Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett, who teach architecture and landscape architecture, examine several case studies of ecologically sound communities. Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods shows how open space, mass transit, businesses and homes — not to mention wildlife and people — can co-exist in a well-designed neighborhood.