Kansas City is King of Sprawl

Kansas City, with its borders expanding four times faster than its population is called the "King of Concrete" by its residents.

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October 20, 2000, 1:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech

"Kansas City has more freeway lane-miles per person than anyother city in the country - even Los Angeles...Countless subdivisions havecropped up in areas where, only a few years ago, cherishedhunting and fishing spots offered an nearby escape from city life. Two years ago, the Sierra Club ranked Kansas City as thenation's fifth-most sprawl-threatened city, directly behindCincinnati. The two metropolitan regions each havepopulations of about 2 million, with a heavy majority of theirresidents living in the suburbs. Both cities' efforts to control sprawl also are complicated by the fact that the impacts - and causes - cross state lines, provoking political polarizationmong separate, often competing governments seeking alternately to hold onto or lure the same residents and businesses."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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