Europe gets high praise for its medieval and historic city centers, leaving tourists an impression that nearly everything is neatly compact. But Europe has experienced sprawl in the past and continues to sprawl today. Dave Amos from City Beautiful dives into how Europe has been sprawling, how its sprawl is substantially different from North America, and how some areas in Europe have contained and reversed sprawl patterns.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.