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1.0 out of 5 stars Flawed and wrong, December 1, 2009
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This review is from: War on the Dream: How Anti-Sprawl Policy Threatens the Quality of Life (Paperback)
As a planning student, I read this book to get a different view from the mainstream on how to meet the housing demands of the world's growing population. While the book is well researched, I generally found his arguments to be weak and/or flawed on many levels. The author advocates unending urban sprawl, while it is easy to demonstrate that unending sprawl is socially, economically and environmentally unsustainable. He also tries to develop an unhelpful fear campaign about higher density living. This book deserves to go in the recycle bin.
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Initial post: Sep 14, 2010 8:48:54 PM PDT
Jim Esler says:
Ummm.... Without "evil sprawl" to conquer, how should a Post Graduate Planning Student ever pay back those massive student loans?

Mr. Cox is dead on, when he condemns urban planing effects of the government, making housing expensive through the outlawing of using available open lands. It has been my experience, that when so called urban planning experts show up, there is a single Power Point presented, with a single point of view, which no one, but them would want to live in, and no alternative to their totalitarian views are allow to be discussed. I consider it to be the beginning of the Post Democracy World in Amerika.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 5:37:29 PM PDT
Lee Hart says:
Fine if you want to help the third world, but here the boomers are retiring and getting ready to retire so there are plenty of houses for young couples to buy. Please consider that sustainable development initiatives were devised to be actually be destructive in this country. Every immigrant that comes here wants their own little patch of green, nothing you learn in school from your professors in an intellectually elite bubble can get in the way of that. Come out to the burbs and help refurbish houses to have open floor plans and geothermal heating/cooling to be constructive.
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