Is Phoenix the new Babylon?

Thompson, Jonathan
November 2011
High Country News;11/28/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 20, p3
The article focuses on half-built suburbs of Maricopa, Arizona. It informs on report prepared by Arizona State University which predicted that by 2040 Maricopa would become 100-mile-long megalopolis including how homeownership dreams got shattered and subdivided lots never got occupied. It explains how the Sun Corridor project went wrong including how Pinal County is presently covered with more than 60,0000 lots which have been approved for development but remained empty.


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