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Sprawl - A Compact History


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I came across Robert Bruegmann's new book on sprawl. Sprawl and its effects are a constant topic of conversation and Bruegmann's view of sprawl, it's historical context, etc. are interesting though likely to upset many advocates of more control on planning and development. Bruegmann is a professor of art history and architecture at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

A review of Bruegmann's book is available at The Weekly Standard:

Vincent Cannato Review: The Weekly Standard

Another review in Slate:

Review of Sprawl: Slate

An excerpt from Slate's review:

"Sprawl is and always has been inherent to urbanization. It is driven less by the regulations of legislators, the actions of developers, and the theories of city planners, than by the decisions of millions of individuals

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