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Sprawl costs [electronic resource] : economic impacts of unchecked development / Robert Burchell ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Burchell, Robert W.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington [D.C.] : Island Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (197 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781429495233 (electronic bk.); 1429495235 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Cities and towns -- Growth -- Economic aspects -- United States | Cities and towns -- Growth -- Environmental aspects -- United States | Suburbs -- United States | Real estate development -- United States | Electronic books | Villes -- Croissance -- Aspect �economique -- �Etats-Unis | Villes -- Croissance -- Aspect de l'environnement -- �Etats-Unis | Banlieues -- �Etats-Unis | Promotion immobili�ere -- �Etats-Unis | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban | Stadtentwicklung | Wirtschaftsentwicklung | Infrastruktur | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sprawl costs.DDC classification: 307.76/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Sprawl and its definition -- Measuring sprawl in the United States -- Land and natural resource consequences of sprawl -- Infrastructure consequences -- Real estate development costs -- Fiscal impact of development -- Travel and congestion -- Quality of life consequences -- Sprawl, urban decline, and social policy -- The benefits of sprawl -- Developing policies in response to sprawl -- Appendix A. States ranked by sprawl index -- Appendix B. Counties ranked by sprawl indes.
Summary: (Publishers Description) "The environmental impacts of sprawling development have been well documented, but few comprehensive studies have examined its economic costs. In 1996, a team of experts undertook a multi-year study designed to provide quantitative measures of the costs and benefits of different forms of growth. Sprawl Costs presents a concise and readable summary of the results of that study. The authors analyze the extent of sprawl, define an alternative, more compact form of growth, project the magnitude and location of future growth, and compare what the total costs of those two forms of growth would be if each was applied throughout the nation. They analyze the likely effects of continued sprawl, consider policy options, and discuss examples of how more compact growth would compare with sprawl in particular regions. Finally, they evaluate whether compact growth is likely to produce the benefits claimed by its advocates. The book represents a comprehensive and objective analysis of the costs and benefits of different approaches to growth, and gives decision-makers and others concerned with planning and land use realistic and useful data on the implications of various options and policies."
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [176]-187) and index.

Sprawl and its definition -- Measuring sprawl in the United States -- Land and natural resource consequences of sprawl -- Infrastructure consequences -- Real estate development costs -- Fiscal impact of development -- Travel and congestion -- Quality of life consequences -- Sprawl, urban decline, and social policy -- The benefits of sprawl -- Developing policies in response to sprawl -- Appendix A. States ranked by sprawl index -- Appendix B. Counties ranked by sprawl indes.

(Publishers Description) "The environmental impacts of sprawling development have been well documented, but few comprehensive studies have examined its economic costs. In 1996, a team of experts undertook a multi-year study designed to provide quantitative measures of the costs and benefits of different forms of growth. Sprawl Costs presents a concise and readable summary of the results of that study. The authors analyze the extent of sprawl, define an alternative, more compact form of growth, project the magnitude and location of future growth, and compare what the total costs of those two forms of growth would be if each was applied throughout the nation. They analyze the likely effects of continued sprawl, consider policy options, and discuss examples of how more compact growth would compare with sprawl in particular regions. Finally, they evaluate whether compact growth is likely to produce the benefits claimed by its advocates. The book represents a comprehensive and objective analysis of the costs and benefits of different approaches to growth, and gives decision-makers and others concerned with planning and land use realistic and useful data on the implications of various options and policies."

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