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Sprawl & the New Urbanism

Sprawl & the New Urbanism is a selective bibliographic research guide to Internet sites and UC Berkeley library resources on sprawl and the New Urbansim. Please see the bibliographic research guide Urban Design for general resources of images, maps, and aerial photographs. Many additional resources and reference assistance are available in the Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall.

UC Berkeley faculty, registered students, and staff who are off campus may use items marked UCB Only or UC Only by using The Library's off-campus access services.

Content reviewed: June 2010. Compiled by Deborah Sommer.

Gateway Sites


Finding Books

Here is a selection of subject terms to help locate books, reports, etc., in the library catalogs. For the best coverage search first in the Melvyl:

Land use, urban -- Environmental aspects
Neotraditional development
Planned communities
Streets -- Design and construction
Urban ecology
Urban landscape architecture
Urban renewal
Urbanization -- Environmental aspects
SPRAWL: Use the following subject searches to find books on sprawl.
Cities and towns -- Growth AND City Planning
Cities and towns -- Growth AND Suburbs
Land use, Urban AND Urban policy
Urban sprawl




Finding Journal Articles

Please see the Urban Design research guide for a list of indexes and abstracts. In addition, see City Planning Indexes & Abstracts, Architecture Indexes & Abstracts, and Environmental Planning Indexes & Abstracts.


Here are a few journals that focus on the New Urbanism or sprawl; these titles are not indexed. For a list of other urban design journals, please consult the Urban Design research guide.


Measuring Sprawl


Case Studies


Professional Practice


Selected Readings


Organizations & Networks