The gist of it: Ugly developments, bad buildings, historic teardowns, loss of commuities

Fighting Sprawl and Restoring Community in America.”
An Address Presented at San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Fresno, California November 20, 1996 by Richard Moe, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Sierra Club’s 1998 report

People and Organizations

Kunstler (The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape

Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck authored Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream

Al Norman’s Sprawl busters

Scenic America — mostly about reudcing or removing billboards

Smart Growth

Center for Livable Communities

Property Rights Research


Groups and Organizations

Intentional Communities

Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)

Sustainable Communities Network

Co-ops like Meadodance

Regional Demographics

Find your own “Best Place

Claritas appears to have the best: “You Are Where You Live” (enter a ZIP code, get the demographics; results given in cartoons & captions describing the type of people who live there …)

Similar topics: geolocation

Paul Krugman’s essay, “Some Chaotic Thoughts on Regional Dynamics” [google]

Sprawl in Rural Areas

Churches’ land fight up for vote; Sims seeks to limit rural-area sprawl,” Seattle Times (Feb 2001)


Boudewijn Wegerif’s What Matters

Malthusianism and “Green”

Some critics of “sprawl” are actually critics of “growth,” as well as (in some cases) technology, industrialization, civilization, and even Mankind itself

How Many Americans can the Earth Support?

Zero Waste America

Car Free

First published on February 4th, 2009 at 12:52 pm (EST) and last modified on February 13th, 2009 at 1:59 pm (EST).