Reply To: Irelands Ten Worst Roundabouts
Those who hope that suburbia is finally growing up and starting to behave itself often cite this much-quoted line: â€œEdge cities mean that density is back,â€ taken from Joel Garreauâ€™s 1991 book Edge City: Life on the New Frontier. Many smart growth proponents who call for higher-density, mixed-use suburbs are especially invested in the idea that maturing edge cities represent a potentially promising future. The reality, however, is that sprawl is backâ€”or, more accurately, that it never went away.
Never heard of that book before.