Avoid The Folly Of Sprawl

Parris Glendening, former governor of Maryland, and now a leading national Smart Growth advocate, warns about adverse impacts of urban sprawl.
June 9, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Government entities are spending hundreds of billions of dollars every year for new roads, new water and sewer lines and new schools to accommodate urban sprawl, Glendening said. But at the same time, they find themselves having to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to deal with social problems in the urban communities developers and businesses have left behind.One answer is to follow development and tax polices that will help prevent abandonment of even more buildings in the first place, Glendening said."

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Published on Sunday, June 8, 2003 in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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