"Once There Were Greenfields is a terrific book, and NRDC and STPP are to be commended for writing it. I think it will be extremely useful to people involved in struggles against sprawl in various communities around the country." -- Constance Beaumont, Director for State and Local Policy, National Trust for Historic Preservation
"Once There Were Greenfields provides a balanced and insightful assessment of what we know about the issue of suburban sprawl. It will be an important contribution to the search for solutions to the problems generated by sprawl." -- Professor Susan Handy, University of Texas School of Architecture
"The prose is elegant, and the information is very clearly presented. Once There Were Greenfields should be a valuable addition to the literature, as something that is both fact-filled and easy to read." -- Bruce Katz, Director, The Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy
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