12 October 2008

Levitt's gift horse for New Jersey

As the "inventor" of Levittown, William J. Levitt helped America discover sprawl. He gave the Garden State the third Levittown in the country, which is now 50 years old. It helped relieve housing pressures, but it also helped gobble up farmland. Like it or not, these development patterns started in Levittowns like Willingsboro, NJ and have emanated out to much of the country. That is why he is one of the Top 10 Shapers of the American Landscape.

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