This book shows how suburban sprawl is at least partially a consequence of government spending and regulation, and suggests anti-sprawl policies that can make government smaller and/or less intrusive.
Thus, the book responds to the widely held view that automobile-dependent suburban development (also known as “suburban sprawl”) is a natural result of the free market and of affluence, and accordingly cannot be altered without massive government regulation.
Table of Contents
Ch. 1: What Is Sprawl And Why Should We Care About It?
Ch. 2: Sprawl as Where We Grow: Or, How Government Spreads Suburbia
Ch. 3: Sprawl as Where We Grow, Part 2: How Government Prices Americans Out of Cities
Ch. 4: Sprawl As How We Grow, Or, How Government Makes Suburbia Sprawling
Ch. 5: The Criminalization of Walking
Ch. 6: Policy Conclusions: Or, A Short Guide to Market Urbanism