The New Pioneers Of Sprawl

Population growth causes culture clashes in Colorado.
March 30, 2004, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"As more and more of the West's open space is carved up and converted into 35-acre "ranchettes" - the lower limit for avoiding subdivision restrictions in Colorado - some worry that the trend of exurban growth, while more subtle, could cause lasting damage to a countryside and culture that's already disappearing... Rural sprawl has a larger footprint - between five and 10 times the amount of land as urban and suburban development - throughout the West," he says.That footprint is a big reason that exurban development has people worried despite its seeming innocuousness compared with a densely populated subdivision."

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Published on Sunday, March 28, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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