Tuesday, 23 December 2008

No walk in the park

Those of us who live in large urban areas would not imagine that St. John's, Newfoundland suffers from the deleterious effects of urban sprawl. Let's face it, we're oblivious. We've stereotyped St. John's and see it in picture-calendar terms. According to the entertainment weekly, thescope, and the blog, Signal (both of that fair city), all is not well in their hometown. Both wrote about Mary Soderstrom's book, The Walkable City. According to thescope, "the last of amenities such as grocery and department stores moved out of the downtown core and deeper in the city in the 90s."

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