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The New York Times: To Rethink Sprawl, Start With Offices

Author: Louise A. Mozingo
November 25, 2011


Louise A. Mozingo argues that suburban sprawl might be more effectively addressed by rethinking office space, rather than housing.

In an era of concern about climate change, residential suburbs are the focus of a new round of critiques, as low-density developments use more energy, water and other resources. But so far there's been little discussion of that other archetype of sprawl, the suburban office.

Rethinking sprawl might begin much more effectively with these business enclaves. They cover vast areas and are occupied by a few powerful entities, corporations, which at some point will begin spending their ample reserves to upgrade, expand or replace their facilities.

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