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Is The 'Epitome of Sprawl' Such A Bad Place?

Orange County Register columnist Steven Greenhut lashes out against New Urbanist who consider successful Orange County the poster child for sprawl.

"To the Congress for the New Urbanism, a group of planners, architects, academics and others who held their annual conference earlier this month in Pasadena, Orange County is 'the epitome of sprawl.' It's a troubled place, populated by car-dependent, soul-destroyed automatons who would really prefer tolive in a world similar to Manhattan, Chicago, or at least Portland, Ore., or Boulder, Colo.

If Orange County is the epitome of what they hate -- sprawl -- then there apparently are no serious problems left in the world."

Thanks to Wendell Cox

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