Toledo's Sprawl Report Places Suburbs 'At-Risk'

A new report, Toledo Metropatterns, identifies the areas around Toledo suffering from the impacts of sprawl.
October 9, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Already, neighborhoods in Maumee and Sylvania and swaths of Fulton and Wood counties are beginning to show signs of poor planning or over-development: sluggish tax bases, concentrated pockets of poverty, stressed infrastructure, and struggling schools... The findings aren’t surprising for those in the business of urban planning. Within the outward, concentric circles of decay that are the side effects of sprawl, each inner ring will be the first to see the tell-tale stresses, such as school systems and local governments wresting with budget shortfalls."

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Published on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 in Toldeo Blade


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