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Controlling Growth in SunBelt Cities

Cities in California, Florida, Arizona, and Nevada that were "sunburnt" by the economic recession need to smartly manage their future growth.

The sunbelt is still an attractive place to live, and will be so for future decades. Sunbelt cities thus will need to manage the growth they will soon experience. While many foreclosures still loom over the landscape...

"There are glimmers, however, of change. The economic slowdown - coupled with rising energy prices, tight local government budgets and changing demographics - is prompting new conversations that could lead to a substantial change in the future design of Sun Belt cities, says Armando Carbonell, chairman of the department of planning and urban form at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think tank on land use."

Full Story: 'Sunburnt' cities have a shot to control growth

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