Harry Potter's Message About Sprawl

Behind the potions and magical creatures, there is a subtle message about urban sprawl in Harry Potter.
December 3, 2001, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Harry’s mean-spirited and middle-class adopted family, the Dursley’s, live at number four Privet Drive. The Dursley’s, however, don’t live in the heart of London, or in a middle-class urban neighborhood. Nope, they live in decidedly suburban England, in a townhouse attached to four or five other homes of the same style. Their cluster is buffered by a few trees in the background, and separated from the next cluster by small amounts of grass."

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Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 in Reason Public Policy Institute
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