Urban sprawl and public health.

  title={Urban sprawl and public health.},
  author={Howard Frumkin},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={117 3},
When regular steam ferry service between Brooklyn and Manhattan began in 1814, the first commuter suburb became possible.1 Suburbs continued to develop slowly but steadily during the 19th and early 20th centuries, thanks to transportation advances such as commuter trains and streetcars, the innovations of early real estate developers, and the urge to live in pastoral tranquility rather than in urban squalor. As automobile ownership became widespread starting in the 1920s, suburban growth… CONTINUE READING
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