Carson Applies Occam's Razor To Sprawl

Richard Carson takes issue with the overlapping visions of the new urbanists and the environmentalists.
February 4, 2004, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In the post-war years of the late 1940s the buzzword was the 'fringe land.' In 1970s it was called 'leap frog' development. In the 1990s it is became 'sprawl.' But is there a common thread to our cultural and personal ambitions as Americans, and to our future?... I decided to use a philosophical method, called 'Occam's razor.'... The very same special interest groups who have vilified the 200-year American experience of 'sprawl' have just institutionalized it in the name of best available science and saving the planet for salmon."

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Published on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 in Planum: European Journal Of Planning
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