Sprawl satirized

I am working on a piece about the decline of sprawl and return to the city nationwide, but I stumbled upon this cartoon in the Washington Post that I thought was very timely and topical given the content of this site. Enjoy.

Categories: Smart Growth

Author:David A. Garcia

David A. Garcia created SCL in March of 2012. Garcia is a Stockton native with a background in urban policy and planning, holding a Bachelor's Degree from UCLA as well as a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies. He currently serves as the Policy Director at the UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation. David was also COO at Ten Space, a real estate development firm focused exclusively on Downtown Stockton, and continues to advise on their projects. Prior to that, he worked three years as a researcher/analyst for a Congressional research agency in Washington, DC. The views expressed on this site are entirely of the author's

4 Comments on “Sprawl satirized”

  1. April 12, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Who are you? Do you live in Stockton? Stockton organization, Campaign for Common Ground, has worked for smart growth and city boundaries for 9 years. You are talking right down our alley.

  2. Stocktonian
    April 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Hi Rosemary, I am a native of Stockton, though I currently live in Washington, DC for work. I am happy that you enjoy my writing, I hope this site can get more people engaged in growth policies in Stockton as a way to help improve our city.

    • April 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

      Marvelous! I will help get the word out to the Campaign for Common Ground mailing list. If you come home for a visit, let us know. We meet first Monday of each month. We’d love to have you speak to our group.

  3. Stocktonian
    April 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Rosemary, I would be happy to speak to your group, though I am not sure if I will be in town on any first Monday in the near future. I will contact you, however, if that changes. Thanks for your support.

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