The sweeping transformations of Tucson and Albuquerque from 1940s towns to today's metropolises often seem inevitable. In Fighting Sprawl and City Hall,
Michael Logan thoroughly details this critical period of urban growth and the heightened conflict over that expansion in these two southwestern cities. . . . The book contributes important information about the forces, mainly government and business, that formed these sprawling cities.
Western Historical Quarterly
A timely corrective to the story of southwestern urbanization following World War II. . . . As [Logan] notes, all of this resistance to growth in the urban Southwest continues today. Opposition became more visible in the 1970s and 1980s, but 'rarely with a recognition of the deep roots of the controversy.' In this excellent book, Logan sets the record straight by tracing those roots.
American Historical Review
Logan should be congratulated for providing a beacon amid the endless array of stick-and-stucco subdivisions pressing ever outward. It takes courage to take on the development community; they have far more resources and mouthpieces to promote their side of the story.
Journal of Arizona History
A most welcome addition to recent studies about emerging metropolitan regions . . . Beyond these case studies, Logan's larger concern is the causes and nature of local insurgency against seemingly incessant urban growth, a topic heretofore understudied.
Journal of American History