Sprawl Concerns Us All

Suburban sprawl has become the defining feature of the globalised city.
February 23, 2004, 6am PST | Zvi Leve
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"Urban planners have returned to a belief in mixed-function cities too late. Suburban sprawl has become the defining feature of the globalised city, creating societies of segregated strangers, where only consumer patterns, rather than communities, unite people. On the one hand we have work-oriented and cosmopolitan professionals and on the other hand we have locals, bound to the location." ... "Sprawl is undoubtedly a democratic issue. It is reasonable for citizens to be able to decide for themselves how to live. But sprawl is also a priority planning issue. Planners and politicians are the only ones who can be expected to have an overview that permits them to steer developments."

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Published on Friday, February 20, 2004 in Axess Magazine
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