Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

1-26-2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cityscapes; City planning; Energy consumption; Population growth; Public policy; Suburbs; Transportation; Urban growth patterns; Urban sprawl

Disciplines

Public Policy | Social Policy | Urban, Community and Regional Planning | Urban Studies | Urban Studies and Planning

Language

English

Comments

Greenspun Hall Auditorium, UNLV, 5:30 p.m.

Audio/Video
File size: 313.3 megabytes

First attached file: 22 PowerPoint slides

Second attached file: Author biography

PNivola_UrbanFormInAmericaEurope_PPt_01-26-2010.pdf (1143 kB)
Comparing urban growth patterns in the U.S. and Europe: the role of public policy PowerPoint presentation, 22 slides

PNivola_Biography.pdf (22 kB)
Pietro Nivola biography


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