How Policies Promote Sprawl

Residents of sprawling far-flung developments pay for attractive housing prices with long commutes.
August 13, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Home buyers have long been willing to commute to find a home with a yard at the right price...The extra driving leads to more gasoline consumption, dirtier air and other environmental problems. The traffic is choking roads in rural areas...The economic forces that create home-building pressures on the region's fringes arise not from any vision of utopia but from the efforts of counties around Washington to build their tax base by attracting more workplaces than homes."

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Published on Monday, August 9, 2004 in The Washington Post
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