Why do America's cities sprawl whereas European cities remain comparatively compact, and what difference do the patterns of urban development make? Pietro Nivola, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, addresses these questions. Nivola examines two kinds of determinants of urban form: (1) market forces, including those influenced by geography, demographics, and technological change, and (2) public policies shaping national transportation systems, tax policy, educational institutions, and more. He also discusses the implications of the different cityscapes for energy consumption.
Cityscapes; City planning; Energy consumption; Population growth; Public policy; Suburbs; Transportation; Urban growth patterns; Urban sprawl
Public Policy | Social Policy | Urban, Community and Regional Planning | Urban Studies | Urban Studies and Planning
Nivola, P. S.
Comparing urban growth patterns in the U.S. and Europe: The role of public policy.
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Pietro Nivola biography