sprawl

Part of What We Don't Know About Sprawl and Obesity

Numerous studies (such as the one referenced here) have suggested that there is some connection between sprawl and obesity, because residents of sprawl walk less and are thus more likely to weigh more.   ... read more »

CNU Fireside Chat with Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns

Join John Norquist on Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00pm EST, for a CNU Fireside Chat with Chuck Marohn, Executive Director of Strong Towns, the host of the " ... read more »

Sprawl and Obesity, Part 2

After yesterday's post on obesity in New York, I thought I would do some more research comparing obesity in cities and suburbs, focusing on central cities that (a) were coterminous with their counties (so I could find obesity statistics for cities alone) and (b) were sufficiently transit-oriented an... read more »

Sprawl and Obesity: NYC as a case study

The City Data web page contains, among other things, county-by-county statistics on obesity.   Because each New York borough is a county, I thought that looking at New York might be more informative than looking at other metro areas where a county can include a wide range of cities and suburbs.... read more »

Is New York really cheaper than Miami?

The Center for Neighborhood Technology recently issued a report suggesting that compact cities with high housing costs (such as New York or San Francisco) might actually be less expensive than otherwise cheaper but car-dependent areas such as South Florida and Southern California.  As provocati... read more »

Sprawl and Postwar Growth

I just read the "Curbside Chat" booklet on the Strong Towns blog and found one observation that surprised me.  The booklet notes that after World War II, there was some public concern about the possibility of another Great Depression, "but another 'spatial fix' prevented that from happening... ... read more »

Having it both ways, another example

When listening to transit critics, I sometimes see the following arguments: 1. density doesn't increase transit ridership  2.  My city/suburb just isn't dense enough for better transit. I don't see how both arguments can be true.  ... read more »

The Constitutional Imperative to Not Build Sprawl: A CNU Fireside Chat with David Green

Join CNU as we engage Georgia Tech School of Architecture Professor of the Practice and Perkins + Will Principal David Green in a fireside chat surrounding CNU's Live/Work/Walk: Removing Obstacles to Investment initiative. ... read more »

"Suburbs" don't have to equal "Sprawl"

Great post at http://capntransit.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-we-need-walkable-transit-oriented.html .  ... read more »

Capturing Sprawl

A recent article featured on CNN.com's home page shows pictures taken by Christoph Gielen, a German photographer, of sprawl in America. He says that "sprawl is a really careless use of new land. I want people who look at my photos to start a reconsideration of how they live through art." These imag... read more »