TITLE

VIEWPOINT

AUTHOR(S)
McCann, Barbara
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Planning;Mar2006, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a point of view on sprawl and compact growth issues. The sprawling growth scenario will require 188,000 additional lane-miles of local roads and 4.6 million more water and sewer hookups and is projected to cost more than the compact growth scenario. According to the projection of Robert Burchell, by 2025, compact growth would lessen local deficits by $4.5 billion yearly. Seven percent of the projected 61 million new U.S. residents would live in compact growth areas as what the compact growth scenario assumes. Compact growth makes sense in both economic terms and human terms.
ACCESSION #
19990585

 

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