- About this editionISBN: 9780807033296, 0807033294Page count: 206Published: July 14, 2015Format: PaperbackLanguage: English
An exploration of the corrosive effects of overpriced housing, exclusionary zoning, and the flight of the younger population in the Northeast
Winner of the 2014 Bruss Silver Award and First-Time Author Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors
Towns with strict zoning are the best towns, aren't they? They're all about preserving local "character," protecting the natural environment, an dmaintaining attractive neighborhoods. Right?
In this bold challenge to conventional wisdom, Lisa Prevost strips away the quaint façades of these desirable towns to reveal the uglier impulses behind their proud allegiance to local control. These eye-opening stories illustrate the outrageous lengths to which town leaders and affluent residents will go to prohi...Source: PublisherMore about this editionShow lessGet bookBorrowEdit locationCancelCheck availability at libraries near youNo matching city or zip codeAvailable near youLivebrary.comE-bookPort Jefferson Free Library, North Shore Public Library, Comsewogue Public Library, Longwood Public Library, Southold Free LibraryPinnedPin libraryPublic Libraries of Suffolk County, New YorkE-book, PaperbackPort Jefferson Free Library, North Shore Public Library, Baiting Hollow Free Library, Comsewogue Public Library, Longwood Public LibraryPinnedPin libraryGreenwich LibraryE-bookPerrot Memorial Library, Cos Cob Library, Greenwich Library, Byram Shubert LibraryPinnedPin libraryMore optionsReviewsReviews from other sitesReal estate journalist Prevost makes a strong argument against restrictive zoning in elitist Northeastern communities.Though ordinances might seem a dry topic for a compelling book, a journalist who has written for the New York Times and the Boston Globe Magazine (where her reporting led to earli... MoreOther editionsCommon terms and phrasesacresaffordable housingageallowedAmericanapartmentsauthoritybeachbeganBostonbuildcalledCenterChestercommissionConnecticutconservancycontinuecostcottageCountycourtDariendecadedensityDepartmentEastoneconomicEnglandfederalfire districtgrantgrowthHampshirehomesincomeJulykeepknownlandleastlessletterlivelooklotMainemanagerManoMassachusettsmeetingMilbridgeMirrionemoratoriummoveMore terms and phrasesShow lessSimilar booksSnob ZonesFear, Prejudice, and Real EstateBy Lisa PrevostAn exploration of the corrosive effects of overpriced housing, exclusionary zoning, and the flight of the younger population in the NortheastWinner of the 2014 Bruss Silver Award and First-Time ...Snob ZonesFear, Prejudice, and Real EstateBy Lisa PrevostAn exploration of the corrosive effects of overpriced housing, exclusionary zoning, and the flight of the younger population in the NortheastWinner of the 2014 Bruss Silver Award and First-Time ...City BoundHow States Stifle Urban InnovationBy Gerald E. Frug, David J. BarronMany major American cities are defying the conventional wisdom that suburbs are the communities of the future. But as these urban centers prosper, they increasingly confront significant constraints. ...More booksAbout the workOriginally published: 2013Subject: Law / Government / State, Provincial & Municipal, Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development, Social Science / Sociology / UrbanMOREAuthorLisa Prevost is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe Magazine, More, Ladies' Home Journal, and other publications. A native New Englander, she has lived and worked as a reporter in four of the six New England states. She lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.Search Lisa PrevostPublisher