sam's notes

notes on government, sports and popular culture

Monday, May 22, 2006

 
....Out of Control posts several excerpts from Robert Bruegman's (server down) article on urban sprawl.

My favorite:

"Another misunderstanding grows out of the provincialism of critics living in fast-growing urban areas. Many such people have the impression that the entire country is fast being paved over. But in truth, cities and suburbs occupy only a small percentage of our country's land. The entire urban and suburban population of the United States could fit comfortably into Wisconsin at suburban densities. Moreover, the amount of land set aside permanently for parks and wildlife areas has grown faster than urban land."

I drove to the top of the Bellmeade deck the other day and looked over the western portion of our city. Green, nothing but green.....


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