September 20, 2006
Two By Lewyn
This review of Robert Bruegmann's book, Sprawl: a compact history, suggests that Bruegmann overestimates the universality of sprawl, by overlooking the differences between pedestrian-friendly cities with some sprawling development and cities in which automobile-dependent sprawl is the only choice available to most consumers. In addition, Bruegmann understates the harmful social effects of sprawl, especially the effect of automobile-dependent development upon nondrivers.
The second is called Planners Gone Wild: The Overregulation of Parking, which reviews Donald Shoup's book The High Cost of Free Parking.
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