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05.02.13

Garden [City] State

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Mario Gandelsonas and Philip Tidwell, Garden [City] State: Slow Infrastructure for New Jersey (CAUI, 2013)

"Garden State" is often used to describe New Jersey with a sense of irony, but the nickname is less a myth than a testament to the complex and often contradictory identity of a state that is both the densest in the US as well as the most dispersed.  Taking the form of an atlas, Garden [City] State outlines a new strategy of mobility and development that aims to limit the effects of sprawl across the state.  With a particular focus on the southern half of New Jersey, this collection of essays, maps, and collages proposes a new "slow infrastructure" that weaves together towns along the perimeter of the protected Pinelands region in order to direct growth and conserve the state's environmental resources.

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