Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Cost of Sprawl Proven Again in International Report

As someone who has written again and again about sprawl and how it bankrupts American communities and economies, I was very pleased to see this report mentioned in today's CityLab with the following somewhat bulky title:
Analysis of Public Policies That Unintentionally Encourage and Subsidize Urban Sprawl
with lead Author: Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute.

Let me place below a piece of the introduction and the main graphics for a quick and startling overview of facts that essentially speak for themselves, even if the author puts in 87 pages many specific policy recommendations together that would reduce sprawl, especially in North America where it originated.

Klaus Philipsen, FAIA

The author is a founding Board Member of the 1000 Friends of Maryland, a growth management and smart growth advocacy group.

No comments:

Post a Comment