New geographies of the American West

Travis, William R.

New geographies of the American West land use and the changing patterns of place - Washington, DC Island Press 2007 - xi, 291 p., [8] p. of plates ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) 24 cm - Orton innovation in place series .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-281) and index.

Introduction: Building a better mountain? -- The long boom of western development -- Development geographies of the new West -- Footprints of development -- The metro-zones : shining cities at the foot of the mountains -- Beyond the suburban fro

Reconciling explosive growth with often majestic landscape defines New Geographies of the American West. Geographer William Travis examines contemporary land use changes and development patterns from the Mississippi to the Pacific, and assesses the ecological and social outcomes of Western development.

1597260711 9781597260718

Amenity migration
Human geography
Land use
Regional planning

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