When Suburbs Collide

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Science  17 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5763, pp. 956
DOI: 10.1126/science.1123617

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Sprawl. A Compact History. By Robert Bruegmann. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2005. 307 pp. $27.50, €17.50. ISBN 0-226-07690-3.

Taking a contrarian position, the author argues that sprawl is a logical consequence of economic growth and democracy and that it offers people many benefits.