Suburban Sprawl: Satan’s Plan?

Via the infrastructurist, a great collection of articles about suburban sprawl. Even more great reasons to live in a city like San Francisco, even though we have our own set of issues.

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Photo via flickr by Mark Strozier

Jeff Speck and Andres Duany, the authors of Suburban Nation, argue that sprawl is a root cause of many problems that America faces, from health to environmental issues. (WashPost)

• Speck also has a blog post and slideshow on the 10 worst things about suburban sprawl. (HuffPost)

• While electric cars are becoming more popular, the number of charging stations needs to be increased so drivers don’t experience “range anxiety.†(NPR)

• An article examines the newly-opened bypass bridge over the Hoover Dam. (Parade)

• A column tries to explain why the cost estimates for some infrastructure projects are so often exceeded. (WSJ)

• Infrastructurist editor Eric Jaffe has a good article/graphic about how Boston’s Post Road helped connect Boston to New York City and shaped New England’s history. (Boston Globe)

• One op-ed writer argues in a column that Gov. Chris Christie was right to stop the ARC tunnel and that the money should be going for New Jersey’s roads. (WSJ)

So gentle readers, take a moment to peruse all these great points of view and do let us know what you think in the comments.

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