Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Sprawl

Will Cleveland Finally Get Serious About Confronting Sprawl?

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The Cleveland region has been struggling with sprawl for a long time. Since the 1970s, the regional population has shrunk while housing and jobs have spread outward — a combination that has devastated urban areas in particular. Transportation policy is a big part of the problem. Northeast Ohio keeps widening highways, facilitating quick suburban commutes and fueling sprawl. This weakens the places that are […]

Calgary Tackles the “Sprawl Subsidy”

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As of last month, it costs more to buy a home on the sprawling edges of Canada’s third-largest city. Under a new rule, Calgary assesses a higher water fee on developers building homes in greenfield locations than on new homes in developed areas, to reflect the higher cost of providing infrastructure in spread-out locations. Mayor Naheed Nenshi and the City […]