Why is American urban planning so insane?


American urban planning is.. interesting.. to say the least.
Massive, sprawled out suburbs dot the landscape, from New York to Los Angeles.
A set of policies during the 1950s and 1960s made sure that America would get built around the car.
In this video, we’ll explore American urban planning and its drawbacks.
Strong Towns: https://www.strongtowns.org/
Sources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JgzXOIX1FV0WdDAky8D4GTcH0pmSFmiqyJhjVzQWPc8/edit?usp=drivesdk

#urbanplanning #cardependency #suburbanhell

0:34 The rise of the car
2:02 Pushback
3:21 Post-war years
5:20 Modern times
6:11 The consequences of suburbanization
8:28 Obstacles to higher densities
9:44 Closing words


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