Rezoning "Sprawleigh"

That's the nickname earned by Raleigh, North Carolina, due to its fast and unrestricted growth over the past decade. The city is planning an extensive rezoning for its 2030 plan, which TIME Magazine calls "ambitious".
April 14, 2011, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Reporter Steve Goldberg writes about Raleigh's unprecedented growth spurt:

"From 1950 to 2000, Raleigh's land use grew 1670%, 3.5 times faster than the population, which increased by 480% to about 400,000. And that has created a massive problem; in a national 2002 sprawl study by community advocacy organization Smart Growth America, Raleigh was ranked third worst, based on measures of density, mixed use, centeredness, and road connectivity."

Goldberg talks with Mitchell Silver, Raleigh's chief of Planning and Economic Development and current head of the American Planning Association. The City's new plan focuses development around traffic corridors.

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Published on Friday, March 25, 2011 in Time
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