Dublin May Be On The Road To L.A.-Style Sprawl

Urban researchers have released a report warning that Dublin, Ireland, may soon have a sprawling footprint comparable to Los Angeles, but with less than one quarter the population. The report also suggests more investment in public transportation.

"With the population expected to grow by more than one million over the next 20 years, the Urban Forum today expressed serious concerns for the health of people living in an ever-expanding Greater Dublin Area."

"It warned that time-consuming commuting and a lack of facilities could lead to higher levels of stress, diabetes, heart disease and childhood obesity."

"Ireland is already one of the most car-dependent countries in the EU and one of the most oil-dependent in the world."

Full Story: Think tank predicts LA-style sprawl

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Irvin Dawid's picture
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Not just sprawl, smog too

see: "Auto Emissions In Europe Increasing Along With Sprawl", http://www.planetizen.com/node/22489

"But Dublin is more typical of cities around the world, from Asia to Latin America, where road transport volumes are increasing in tandem with economic growth."
Irvin Dawid, Palo Alto, CA

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