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Enviro-Mich message from danb@ic.net
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There is an interesting review in the Free Press at
http://www.freep.com/browsing/books/qplaces7.htm
of the book "Changing Places: Rebuilding Community in the Age of
Sprawl".

An excerpt from the review:

Has there ever been a great nation that treated its
civic spaces worse than the United States does?
Reviling them as nests of crime, disease and
decay, Americans have spent most of the 20th
Century tearing their cities apart and scaring
people into the suburbs. 

Now the suburbs are feeling the pressure, too.
Crime, increasing taxes, endless sprawl and
declining quality of life have turned places that
once were garden spots into traffic-choked
messes.

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