Exercises and Resources for Further Discussion and Reflection
Quotes by Thomas Jefferson on cities can be found on the Jefferson e-archives at the University of Virginia.
Anti-Urbanism and Sprawl. Was Thomas Jefferson the founding father of sprawl? Read this article on Jefferson and sprawl on Planetizen: The Planning and Development Network, and then reach your own conclusion, given your own reading of Jefferson in Philosophy and the City.
Anti-Urbanism and the Contemporary Right. Compare Thomas Jefferson's views with those espoused by contemporary U.S. conservatives. Read "Tearing Down the Towers: The Right's Vision of An America Without Cities" by Jeremy Adam Smith on PublicEye.org.
Jefferson and public space. Read debates on Jefferson's views on the need for rural and open public spaces as the antidote to the ills of urban life.
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