America's Surprising Springs of Sprawl

Although urban living has been making a comeback throughout the United States, "sprawl still dominates new construction in emerging metro regions in certain parts of the country," says Kaid Benfield. He looks at the areas where sprawl still rules.
April 12, 2013, 6am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Utilizing information from real estate analyst Chris (Arthur C.) Nelson's latest book, Reshaping Metropolitan America, Benfield finds that, "[t]he places in America where sprawl remains the predominant building pattern are not the spread-out icons of Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and the like." 

"Instead, they are small and medium-size regions in South Atlantic states (particularly Florida), in Texas and the southern Rockies and, perhaps surprisingly, in pockets of the Pacific Northwest.  Instead of Phoenix, think Yuma; instead of Las Vegas, think Provo; instead of Atlanta, think Warner Robins."

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Published on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in NRDC Switchboard
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