Searching for the Antidote to Sprawl

A new web video series called American Makeover aims to find "the antidote to suburban sprawl." The first episode, now online, looks at Atlanta.
May 1, 2010, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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From the press release:

"Dr. Chris Elisara, producer of the series, notes that while the ill-effects of sprawl have been well-chronicled in recent books and documentaries, there has been little in the way of proposed alternatives. "We're hoping to remind audiences of the harms of sprawl, but really focus on the solution, which comes down to how we build, restore and retrofit our cities and neighborhoods. And we intend to tackle these tough issues with a good dose of our trademark humor, because that is ultimately how to reach people with new insights.""

The pilot episode includes a profile of a New Urbanist neighborhood in Atlanta called Glenwood Park.

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Published on Friday, April 30, 2010 in American Makeover
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