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Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places

Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as PlacesThe new collection of Unsprawl case studies by Simmons B. Buntin, with Ken Pirie, including a foreword by Galina Tachieva — published by Planetizen Press and now available.

Unwinding the unsustainable ways in which we’ve built our communities over the last half-century is the most pressing challenge confronting planning, design and development today. Utilizing a dozen case studies from throughout North America, Unsprawl examines the visionary, controversial and ultimately successful strategies employed to introduce new patterns of development into a regulatory, cultural and financial landscape structured to encourage sprawl.

As architect Galina Tachieva notes in her foreword, “Whether they are downtown redevelopments, new greenfield villages, retrofits or ambitious sustainability experiments, the projects in this book demonstrate the long-needed revival of our thinking about urbanism.”

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Simmons Buntin attended his second Mount St. Helens Science Pulse, joining writers, artists, and scientists for a week atop the Washington volcano.
August 15, 2015

Simmons Buntin served as workshop instructor, panelist, and editor at Kachemak Bay Writer's Conference in Homer, Alaska.
June 20, 2015

Video: Simmons Buntin discusses his recent Animals in Poems class at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
January 6, 2015

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October 6-7, 2016
Keynote Reader and Publishing Workshop Leader at the Inaugural Poetry, Ecology, and Place in a Technological World Conference at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.

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Bloom: Poems by Simmons B. Buntin (2010)



Riverfall: Poems by Simmons B. Buntin (2005)

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