December 27, 2005

ROBERT BRUEGMANN’S Sprawl: A Compact History, gets a rather positive review in the Chicago Sun-Times. Excerpt:

Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman is equally enthusiastic.

“The intellectual perception of sprawl is a snobbish one that says it’s all crap, and Bob points out that it just ain’t that way,” Tigerman says.

“It’s not a black-and-white topic — in fact it’s terribly complex — and he goes through it all in a compelling argument that’s going to have a huge popular appeal. I’m not saying that Bob is a messiah and has all the answers, but it’s a really refreshing second look at what’s happening.”

Yes, it is. And, as NewsAlert notes, one nice thing about the suburban lifestyle is that “it beats having to rely on a transportation union to take you to work.”