Sprawl

Eduardo M. Peñalver argues in the Wa-Po that the bursting of the housing bubble combined with high gas taxes might mean the end of sprawl. I’m not that optimistic, but it’s an argument we need to hear more often. With all the cockamamie ideas out there for reducing global warming (“huge mirrors in space!”) the relatively simple, straightforward idea of building slightly denser communities has gotten depressingly little attention.

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