Upstate New York Sprawling Despite Little Growth

A new analysis shows that despite two decades of anemic population growth, Upstate New York has urbanized hundreds of thousands of acres of farm and forest land since 1980.
October 21, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Despite two decades of anemic population growth, Upstate New York has urbanized hundreds of thousands of acres of farm and forest land since 1980 according to a new analysis by Rolf Pendall of Cornell University. Forces contributing to Upstate’s sprawl include government policies influencing land use and public finance.

Thanks to Elena Sheridan

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Published on Monday, October 20, 2003 in The Brookings Institution
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