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Ten Things Wrong With Sprawl

James M. McElfish, Jr.
Date Released: 
January 2007
Ten Things Wrong With Sprawl

The U.S. population will grow by over 92 million in the next 35 years. If sprawl development patterns continue to prevail, what are the likely consequences for America, its communities, and its resources? This publication draws on examples from across the country to identify detrimental effects from sprawl development patterns, and to suggest why it is time to pursue changes in law and policy to eliminate the adverse consequences of our current development approach.