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Who's Got the Worst Urban Sprawl?

Diane Tuman, of Zillow.com, brought this to our attention. It might be of interest given New York‘s Smart Growth bill:

The infographic you see here has managed to turn one of the ugliest facets of global cities into something approaching art. Behold urban sprawl, in the hands of Jessica Young and Luke Bulman.

Young and Bulman make up the Brooklyn graphic design studio Thumb, and their beautiful, though perhaps misleading, infographic compares 27 ring roads around the world — those peripheral highways, like the D.C. Beltway or the London Orbital, that read like shorthand for over-extended cities.

Check-out the graphic and read the rest of the story:

Infographic of the Day: Who’s Got the Worst Urban Sprawl? | Co.Design.