Sprawl

Wendell Cox just wrote an essay trying to correlate density and congestion*, asserting that density means congestion and congestion is really, really bad (or in his words, “less traffic Opinion
Jun 22, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
A new report suggests that making policies in Canada to avoid urban sprawl development will reduce pollution and boost the economy.
Oct 6, 2010   The Vancouver Sun
We've been measuring traffic congestion all wrong, a new report shows, and that's been making more highways look like the solution to long commutes. They're not.
Oct 3, 2010   Streetsblog
Sprawl affects the length of commutes, according to a new study from CEOs for Cities. <em>GOOD</em> visualizes the data with this infographic.
Oct 1, 2010   Good
Analysis indicates that compact development reduces the time urban residents spent in traffic and requires less spending on highways.
Sep 30, 2010   Driven Apart: How Sprawl Is Lengthening Our Commutes and Why Misleading Mobility Measures Are Making Things Worse
Habitat fragmentation linked with urban sprawl and development has been shown to negatively impact biological diversity in animals, according to new research.
Sep 27, 2010   San Diego Union Tribune
Writing in <em>The New York Times</em>, Geoff Manaugh looks at Christoph Gielen's aerial photography of urban development and sprawl.
Sep 20, 2010   The New York Times
This commentary from church architect Randy Bright argues that New Urbanists unfairly attack church sprawl, and that the cost of developing denser communities is the freedom of the people.
Sep 17, 2010   The Tulsa Beacon
Studies comparing tax revenues from a per-acre perspective show significant gains for municipalities with dense, mixed-use development.
Sep 15, 2010   New Urban Network
The new album by Arcade Fire is themed around suburban sprawl, offering an interesting commentary on city planning and development.
Aug 19, 2010   SPUR Urbanist
This piece from <em>The Freeman</em> looks at the debate over sprawl and whether free market economics encourage it or offer a solution.
Aug 18, 2010   The Freeman