This report is the Sierra Club's second annual report on sprawl. Last
year's report was entitled "The Dark Side of the American Dream: The Costs and
Consequences of Suburban Sprawl." To read the previous report or for more information
on our Challenge to Sprawl Campaign, please visit our website at http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl.
For general inquiries about our sprawl campaign, call the Sierra Club at 415.977.5653 or
202.547.1141. For media inquiries, contact Daniel Silverman, Media Relations Director, at
This project was made possible through the hard work of many Sierra Club volunteers and
Director, Environmental Quality Program
Region Field Advisors
John Byrne Barry
1999 Sprawl Report Online
Lisa Reiser and Mike Papciak
Experts we consulted include:
Miriam Axel-Lute, National Housing Institute; Constance Beaumont, National Trust for
Historic Preservation; Laura Beavers, National Priorities Project; Kathy Blaha, The Trust
for Public Land; Mary Brooks, Housing Trust Fund Project of the Center for Community
Change; Don Chen, Surface Transportation Policy Project; Jennifer Dempsey, American
Farmland Trust; Larry Larson, Association of State Floodplain Managers; Jeff Soule,
American Planning Association; and Mariia Zimmerman, Federal Transit Administration.
Though we wish to express our thanks to all who have contributed, this report
represents the views of the Sierra Club. All mistakes are, of course, our own.
This report has been funded by a grant from the Sierra Club Foundation.
Introduction | Transportation Planning | Open Space Protection | Community Revitalization | Land Use Planning
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