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To read last year’s report, "Smart Choices or Sprawling Growth: A Fifty State Survey of Development" or Sierra Club sprawl reports from previous years, or to find out more about the Sierra Club’s Challenge to Sprawl Campaign, please visit www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/.
This project was made possible through the hard work of many Sierra Club volunteers and staff, including:
Challenge to Sprawl Campaign Committee:
Tim Frank (chair)
Director, Environmental Quality Program
Regional Field Advisor
Joanie Clayburgh, Melody Flowers, Stephanie Vance
Melody Flowers, Ananda Hirsh, John Holtzclaw
Joanie Clayburgh, Megan Fowler, Kim Haddow,
Design and Production, print version
John Byrne Barry
Design and Production, web version
Will Easton, Lisa Reiser, Mike Papciak
Field Research and Editorial Assistance
Glen Besa, Glen Brand, Scott Chapman, Jane Clark, Marc Conte, David Crossley, Chase Davis, Julie Eisenhardt, Scott Elkins, Dan Emerine, Craig Engelking, Alan Farago, Pat Gallagher, Steve Gerritson, Bryan Hager, Virginia Harris, Debbie Heaton, Marc Heileson, Alicia Karpick, Sarah Kite, Bert Melcher, Bill Myers, Vivian Newman, Rob Smith, Jeff Tittel, Peter Tyler, Alex Veitch, Maura Wood
Our thanks to all who contributed to this report.
This report has been funded by a grant from The Sierra Club Foundation.
Cover photograph of Chicago by Robert Glusic.