European and American Cities: A Comparison

  • December 24, 1980
  • • Written by: Roy P. Drachman

Fall/Winter 1980, Vol 5, No 2

Abstract: European patterns of urban development may hold great appeal for American planners, but cannot easily be adopted by American cities. Key factors which have led to urban sprawl and inner-city deterioration in the United States have been conspicuously missing from the picture in most of today’s European cities. These factors are explored in detail and their implications for the future examined.