Joel Kotkin: New York May See Benefits Of Sprawl

Joel Kotkin writes that, like most other major U.S. cities, New York will have to rethink its development strategy and spread out to survive.
November 1, 2001, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"After Sept. 11, even New York may see the benefits of sprawl... Let us remember that since the mid-1960s, most major cities have either lost population or stagnated, while midsize, horizontal cities--better adapted to the automobile and better able to offer a suburban-style quality of life--have grown rapidly. Indeed, even in the midst of the recent economic expansion, little in the way of high-rise office space was built anywhere in the U.S."

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Published on Sunday, October 28, 2001 in San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center
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