August 2014


DVD: The Story of Sprawl - Part 2

This 2-disc set is an unprecedented visual document of how sprawl happened, told through a series of historic films. Disc 2 includes specially-recorded films with commentary from notables such as Professor Robert Cervero, Neal Peirce, Andrés Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and many more. In planning circles, it is fashionable to debate the merits or drawbacks of the spread of suburban living that happened in the 20th century. What is not up for debate is that it happened - that from the early '40s until the beginning of the 21st century, the American pattern of development changed radically.

We will be viewing and discussing a collection of historic films in Disc 2 out of a 2-disc set that discusses sprawl development patterns in America.

  • Give Yourself the Green Light - Commentary by Professor Robert Cervero of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.
  • The Changing City - Commentary by Neal Peirce of Citistates Group.
  • No Time for Ugliness - Commentary by Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk of DPZ Associates.
  • Community Growth: Crisis and Challenge - Commentary by John Norquist of Congress for the New Urbanism and Jacky Grimshaw of Center for Neighborhood Technology.

Date & Time

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon


4th Floor Board Room
County Administration Building (CAB)
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772



Speaker / Instructor Biography

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission coordinated by the Speaker Series Team