Urban Sprawl in Western Europe and the United States

1st Edition

Chang-Hee Christine Bae, Harry W. Richardson

Routledge
Published November 15, 2016
Reference - 344 Pages
ISBN 9781138266438 - CAT# Y314576
Series: Urban Planning and Environment

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Summary

Urban sprawl is one of the key planning issues today. This book compares Western Europe and the USA, focusing on anti-sprawl policies. The USA is known for its settlement patterns that emphasize low-density suburban development and extreme automobile dependence, whereas European countries emphasize higher densities, pro-transit policies and more compact urban growth. Yet, on closer inspection, the differences are not as wide as first appears. A key feature of the book is the attention given to France; its experience is little known in the English-speaking world. The book concludes that both continents can offer each other useful insights and perhaps policy guidance.

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