sprawl

The contrarian myth

For some reason, defenders of the sprawl status quo are often referred to as "contrarian." For example, if you google "Joel Kotkin" and "contrarian" you get 498 hits. ... read more »

Washington Post: The End of Sprawl?

The Washington Post ran a great piece on Sunday about how rising gas prices will push our country toward more urban development patterns. ... read more »

Chesterfield County, Virginia Hopes Roseland Can Curb Sprawl

After years of apathy and exclusion in the planning of developments, a recently elected Board Supervisor in Chesterfield County, VA is pushing for increased community participation while halting exces ... read more »

Anthony Flint on Massachusetts' "Fix-It-First" Infrastructure Policy

Anthony Flint, of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, has an interesting < a href="http://anthonyflint.net/blog/">blog worth checking out. He is a former writer for the Boston Globe and author of the book "This Land: The Battle Over Sprawl and the Future of America." In light of the Minnea... read more »

Trailer for "Sprawling from Grace, Driven to Madness"

Check out the trailer for a new feature-length documentary film from EMotion Pictures. The film explores the negative impact of sprawl on the nation’s largest cities and the promise of transit-oriented development as an alternative. It includes conversations with Peter Calthorpe, Shelley Poticha, ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 11: China and India

John Ellis spoke this afternoon on sprawl-producing policies in China and India. Like America in 1900, China has historically suffered from overcrowding. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 7: Rybczynski speech

Last night at the plenary session, I listened to Witold Rybczynski's keynote speech, which discussed his new book on real estate development (Last Harvest). A few interesting points: ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 4: BosTroit

At one of the NextGen small group sessions, I heard a wonderful phrase describing what's going on in Philadelphia and some other cities: "BosTroit"- like Boston downtown (i.e. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 3: Nextgen 4

Just finished seeing most of the morning presentations at CNU Nextgen (by Russell Preston and Faith Cable). ... read more »

George Will on transportation

George Will wrote a column at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/09/AR200703... which to some extent parrots the conventional road lobby wisdom. My thoughts on the relevant parts of his column: ... read more »