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Sprawl In Motion

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A new animated gif of Atlanta housing development from 1940-2010 shows the city's ceaseless march into the the surrounding area. (UPDATE: Looks like Next City is down at the moment, so the link isn't working. In the meantime, head to ATL Urbanist, where you can see the gif, but not the comparisons to other cities.) It's the summer's hottest horror flick. Watch in horror as Atlanta consumes everything around it like a hungry bear in a park of picnickers! Marvel at the shocking lack of density! Gasp as you observe the map equivalent of a slow-motion train crash! But most of all, notice that the end of this little movie is better than all the critics expected, and rumor has it that the sequel will be even better. Here's hoping the rumors are right. [Next City]