How To Tell If You Are Winning The War On Urban Sprawl

Studying how urban form changes over time, this study evaluates the success of a city with one of the nation's leading anti-sprawl initiatives.
April 14, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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Although many have written about urban sprawl, few have sought to measure it. In this article, we present several quantitative measures of urban form and compute these for neighborhoods of varying age in Washington County, the western portion of the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. [PDF, 16 pages, 1MB]

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Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 in Journal Of The American Planning Association
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