Thursday, November 16, 2006

urban sprawl

I hadn’t realized how removed from American culture I had become, and how used to (at least some of) European culture until tonight.  This week there has been a North American culture week at Karoli Gaspar, where I go to school.  Tonight eight students presented papers on various aspects of North American culture, and one paper, given by Calvin’s Eric Knibbe, was on urban sprawl.  I had read his paper in preparation for the panel tonight; that way someone would be sure to have questions for the open-forum time following his presentation.  While reading his paper I was reminded of the way urban communities (or non-communities, as it were) work in North America.  Seeing the photographs that accompanied his presentation tonight really brought it home, though.


Posted by Emily MacLeod on 11/16 at 05:36 PM
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