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The Environmental Impacts of Land Development Depend Largely on Where We Put It
F. Kaid Benfield
Senior Counsel for Environmental Strategies, PlaceMakers LLC
Walking Orange County
Frank H. Wu
Distinguished Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law
I enjoy visiting Orange County. I see why people like to live there. It's comfortable, projecting the sense that there is no hardship in life. It's also designed around the car -- the built environment encourages everyone to drive from Point A to Point B.
It's in Our Heads -- A Review of Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism
Historians of the future may debate whether Benjamin Ross is right, but at least he tries to explain why 30 years after World War II it was American cities, not European, that looked bombed out.
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