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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Time to negotiate the American way of life

Via Polizeros, I learn that the Hartford Courant is running a series of articles on suburban sprawl in Connecticut. A lengthy editorial leads it off. Excerpt:
Sprawl may bring the dream houses that some people want, but it comes at a cost only slowly being appreciated. Sprawl carries the expense of building new infrastructure and the waste of the old. It diminishes open lands that support agriculture, water supplies, wildlife habitat and the traditional visual character of the Connecticut countryside. It promotes driving and fuel consumption and increases the cost of services. It isolates poor and senior citizens, and limits housing variety.
Sprawl kills! Stop it!