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The ten worst things about sprawl

Kaid Benfield

Posted October 18, 2010 in Living Sustainably

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This comes via urbanist writer-designer Jeff Speck, on Huffington Post.  Ten photos with sometimes-wry-but-so-apt commentary.  Here, for example, are numbers 3 and 4:

 

  (courtesy of Howard Frumkin via Jeff Speck) 

Income segregation: ‘Turn right if you’ve made it.’ Never has our national geography been so precisely organized by income.

 

  (photo courtesy of Duany Plater-Zyberk)

Use segregation: When nearby is still far away: thanks to code requirements for walls and ditches, even adjacent shopping is not reachable on foot.

 

See all ten ‘worst things’ here.  Great work, Jeff.

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Kaid Benfield writes (almost) daily about community, development, and the environment.  For more posts, see his blog's home page

 

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