Tag Archives: Sprawl

‘The Myth of The Compact City’ – A Response

When I signed up to the Cato Institute’s email newsletter, I was adhering to the old adage ‘keep your friends close, and your enemies closer’. Whilst I have no enemies at Cato it is good to know what nonsense the opposition is spouting, and a recent articles was just that. The headline annouces ‘The Myth […]

The shortest list…. for now.

As Gordon Brown announced a shorter list of sites approved for the Government’s eco-town scheme than expected yesterday, many campaigners across the country were breathing a sigh of relief. Whilst the Government’s approved list contained ten sites, others have been nominated either by councils, developers or landowners. Yesterday, the final day of work before Parliament […]

Endless Villages: Rural Sprawl in England’s Green and Pleasant Land

Whilst great attention is lavished upon the sprawling suburbs of large cities the world over by academics and policymakers, their rural counterparts remain largely overlooked. Where the edges of cities grew outwards to encompass smaller settlements, now these settlements grew outwards to meet each other. Many of England’s villages are now suffering from the same […]