NTC: The Economics of Sprawl

Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A metropolitan area’s defining characteristic is that its structure is always changing. Do the cities of the future feature speedy mass transportation, expanded mixed-use neighborhoods, and vibrant downtowns? Do these future cities also feature increased congestion, burdensome commutes, suffocating pollution, and sharpened segregation? This seminar predicts the future of metropolitan structure by describing the economic forces that drove changes in metropolitan structure over the last 300 years.

Seminar led by Nathan Anderson, University of Illinois at Chicago

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