More on Sprawl

Peter Coy

Last May I blogged on a new index of urban sprawl that said Pittsburgh, of all places, was the most sprawling. Discover Magazine picked up on the research in its September issue. Here's a press release about the Discover article, which includes this photo of San Francisco.

More on Sprawl

I point out the Discover story because the focus is a little different--it says that America is more built up than 30 years ago but no less densely built. In other words, green areas are being eaten up by genuine growth, not just sprawl. Also, Discover has much better illustrations than the Quarterly Journal of Economics had.

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