Compactness versus Sprawl A Review of Recent Evidence from the United States

@inproceedings{Ewing2015CompactnessVS,
  title={Compactness versus Sprawl A Review of Recent Evidence from the United States},
  author={Reid Ewing and Shima Hamidi},
  year={2015}
}
In 1997, the Journal of the American Planning Association published a pair of point–counterpoint articles now listed by the American Planning Association as “classics” in the urban planning literature. In the first article, “Are Compact Cities Desirable?” Gordon and Richardson argued in favor of urban sprawl as a benign response to consumer preferences. In the counterpoint article, “Is Los Angeles-Style Sprawl Desirable?” Ewing argued for compact cities as an alternative to sprawl. It is time… CONTINUE READING

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