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New Video Series Tells the Story of Sprawl

Posted By Brad Aaron On April 21, 2009 @ 5:23 pm In Sprawl,Suburbia,Transportation Policy,Urban Design | No Comments

As livable streets advocates work to make headway in breaking the cycle of American auto dependence, the folks at Planetizen have put together a video narrative that explains how we got here. "The Story of Sprawl," a double DVD set produced by Managing Editor Tim Halbur, is a compilation of historical films dating from 1939 to 1965, documenting the confluence of factors that fostered the quintessential land use motif of the 20th century: far-flung, low-density, driving-intensive residential and commercial development. The discs include commentary from planning notables including Andrés Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, John Norquist [1], Neal Peirce, James Howard Kunstler and Robert Cervero, featured in the clip above.

"The Story of Sprawl" is available now. Check the Planetizen promo page [2] for more clips and ordering info.

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[1] John Norquist: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2009/03/30/back-to-the-grid-part-2-john-norquist-on-reclaiming-american-cities/

[2] Planetizen promo page: http://www.planetizen.com/dvd

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