Sprawl Hurts New York City

New York City's suburbanization is threatening the city's critical mass.
June 17, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"But what has some urban planners concerned today is that the unrelenting pressure of suburbanization is not only transforming some of the region's most important open spaces, but threatening to weaken New York City's critical mass over the long-term . If present growth patterns continue, New York City could be affected by more sprawl-generated pollution draining into city drinking water reservoirs, additional state and federal funds being diverted from the city to build new infrastructure in rural areas, and an erosion of the city's political power in Albany."

Thanks to Michael Kassner

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Published on Monday, June 16, 2003 in The Gotham Gazette
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