Grist has an interview with Planetizen’s managing editor and recent Angeleno Tim Halbur. He says he’s fallen in love with L.A., but also that Portland and New York are the U.S.’s greenest cities, that we need to be living more densely, and that city living should involve "a little chaos and grit."

Still, Halbur is intrigued by L.A.’s strong point, sprawl — he curated "The Story of Sprawl," a DVD compilation of short films from the early to mid-20th century that illustrate Americans’ abandonment of cities, and the rise of freeways and suburbs.

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