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Thomas S. Ahlbrandt in Sprawling From Grace

Sprawling From Grace: The Consequences of Suburbanization

2008 NR

Over the years, Americans have spread across the country in waves of movement from cities to suburbia. This thought-provoking documentary explores the negative aspects of this situation, especially the dependence on automobiles and foreign oil. A host of prominent figures -- including former President Bill Clinton and former Governor Michael Dukakis -- discuss innovative ways to build cities and our need for new energy strategies.