Don't Call it Sprawl: Metropolitan Structure in the 21st Century

Nov 15, 2007Nov 16, 2007
Mercatus Center

The Social Change Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University presents a Brown Bag Lecture by Professor William T. (Tom) Bogart of York College on his recent book Don't Call it Sprawl: Metropolitan Structure in the 21st Century.

In the book Professor Bogart puts the current policy debate over urban sprawl into a broader analytical and historical context. He discusses the causes and implications of the changing metropolitan structure and examines ways in which suburbs and cities trade goods and services with each other. His approach is intended to provide a better understanding of issues like commuting decisions, housing locations, business locations, and the impact of public policy in such areas as downtown redevelopment and public school reform. 

William T. (Tom) Bogart is Dean of Academic Affairs at York College of Pennsylvania. He has served as chair of the Department of Economics at the Case Western Reserve University and as a research associate of the Center for Regional Economic Issues. His work was recognized with the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Tax Association. Previous publications include The Economics of Cities and Suburbs (Prentice Hall, 1998).


The presentation and the discussion session will be informal and everybody is welcome to participate. As always, no food or drink will be provided so please bring your lunch.