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SUBURBAN SPRAWL: The Encroachment of Suburbia on Wilderness
20 Aug 2001
Aaron Schlosser of Merrimac, MA, describes the spread of suburbs in his town:
The growth rate for my town has been 25% since the 1990 census. Year by year, forest by forest falls to the indiscriminate hell of urban sprawl, as so called middle-class, suburban people move away from the city, invading my community, changing its energy and its feel and its everyday routine. The feeling could only be described as shock that eventually turns to anger, then slowly to resentment, and finally hopelessness.
[ Part one | Part two ]
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