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Urban sprawl costs the American economy more than $1 trillionannually: smart growth policies may be the answer.

Litman, Todd (2015) Urban sprawl costs the American economy more than $1 trillionannually: smart growth policies may be the answer. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (01 Jun 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The rapid urbanization of populations across the world has led to the growth of urban sprawl, which has in turn had many negative social and economic impacts. In new research in partnership with LSE Cities, Todd Litman, investigates the problems of urban sprawl and explores potential solutions. He finds that this sprawl costs the American economy more than $1 trillion every year, and argues that this may be reduced by encouraging market-based reforms to encourage smart growth strategies.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 10:05
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2019 00:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62698

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