Thad Williamson’s book on Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life was reviewed in New Urban Network. Williamson is an associate professor of leadership studies whose research focuses on urban politics and sprawl and community economic development.
“The rightness or wrongness of sprawl has been debated for decades, but I don’t think it’s ever been studied with the thoroughness that Thad Williamson brings to it. Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life is an extraordinary piece of logic.
Does sprawl bring happiness? Is sprawl efficient? Is it fair? Williamson, assistant professor of leadership studies at the University of Richmond, asks these questions and others as he explores, with outstanding rigor, America’s experience with low-density, automobile-dependent development.”