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Economic Benefits

Blog post
September 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
Researchers from Texas A&M blog about their study of the economic benefits of walkability in neighborhoods in Austin, Texas.
May 31, 2011, 2pm PDT
David Roberts at Grist argues that density doesn't just have those hippie benefits like improving the environment or creating communities - it also can create engines of prosperity and economic growth.
Blog post
February 22, 2010, 8am PST

Most North American cities offer only basic public transit service, with limited coverage and frequency, modest speeds, unattractive waiting areas, poor land use integration, and few amenities. Such service is used primarily by people who lack alternatives. In such communities, riders tend to abandon public transit as soon as feasible.

Todd Litman
July 23, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>New data on stadium development show that economic benefits fall way short of public investment.</p>
The Wall Street Journal