Cartoon Tuesday: The World’s Best Anti-Sprawl Video

Via our friend’s at NRDC Switchboard comes “Built to Last” an award-winning video by John Paget that the makes the case for “Smart Growth” without ever using the term.  The film id in two parts, a “problem” section that identifies what is the greatest threat to the earth (CUL-DE-SACS!).  The second part identifies the solution, smarter planning resulting in density, walkable communities and places that don’t require a car to do basic things.

I know the concepts of New Urbanism and Smart Growth are old hat to most people reading Streetsblog, but the snappiness of the film production makes it easy to watch and understand for folks that don’t think about urban design in their day to day lives.  So take a second to watch the video, then send it out to your friends and family.  As Kaid Benfeld said at the Switchboard, “…this is a great little video that should be spread far and wide”

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