Video: How Sprawl Took Over Cities Like Jacksonville

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Oh my, how the tables have turned. This National Association of Home Builders video from 1959 highlights why planners and city leaders believed that encouraging sprawl was an improvement over the continued development of bland congested cities. Learn about why cul-de-sacs, gated subdivisions and sprawling townhouses were considered superior alternatives to the traditional city grid, its rowhouses and congestion. Enjoy!

City Planning in the US 1959 by Bjornemil