By Mike Lee, San Diego News September 22, 2010 – U.S. Geological Survey This map of the area near Thousand Oaks shows the degree of genetic isolation being experienced by a small songbird called the wrentit (Chamaea fasciata). Biologists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service said that as urban development fragmented […]Read more about "Study shows urban sprawl threatens genetic diversity"
In Houston, a person walking is someone on his way to his car.Read more about "Anthony Downs, writer"
“For all the implications of ‘sprawl’ from job loss and economic decline, to alarming obesity, asthma rates and segregation, to the loss of habitat and global warming, to our dangerous dependence on foreign oil all of them are driven by one fundamental problem: The mismatch between where we live and where we work.”Read more about "Shaun Donovan – HUD Secretary"
This provocative documentary, a regular on the film-festival circuit, examines the history of suburbia and the wisdom of this distinctly American way of life. A post-World War II concept, suburbia attracted droves of people, giving rise to sprawl and all that comes with it — good and bad. How has the environment been affected by […]Read more about "The End of Suburbia"
“Built to Last” won first place in The Congress for the New Urbanism CNU 17 video contest. This short film explores the connection between New Urbanism and environmental issues. Created by independent filmmaker John Paget (www.pagetfilms.com) with First+Main Media (Drew Ward, Chris Elisara and John Paget). www.firstandmain.tvRead more about "Built To Last – CNU 17 First Place Video"