Sprawl No Antidote To Terror

Spreading out aggravates underlying causes of 9/11 attack.
December 6, 2001, 1pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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With the murderous collapse of New York City's tallest buildings, both proponents and critics of the useful work to contain sprawl can be excused for wondering whether skyscrapers have outlived their usefulness and spreadout suburbs are a safer bet. But viewing dense city neighborhoods as somehow an easy target and the suburbs as a haven from terrorism overlooks some of the underlying causes of the Sept. 11 attack. Continuing to spread out across the landscape will only aggravate the situation.

Thanks to Keith Schneider

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Published on Thursday, December 6, 2001 in Michigan Land Use Institute
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