SPRAWL BECOMES POTENT POLITICAL ISSUE. HOW WILL THE DEBATE AFFECT TRANSPORTATION POLICY, LAND PRESERVATION AND AIR AND WATER QUALITY?
This publications examines the many-faceted issue of urban sprawl. It is concluded that "sprawl" is in the eye of the beholder, and that it is often described as "low-density, auto-dependent development that rapidly spreads on the fringes of existing communities, often consuming agricultural and environmentally sensitive lands," according to GAO. Legislation to protect undeveloped areas and Congressional plans to curtail sprawl are described. Environmental arguments against sprawl are detailed as are the effects upon transportation and the resulting pollution and traffic congestion.
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- Breen, T
- Schu, C
- Franz, N
- Publication Date: 1999-6-25
- Pagination: 24 p.
- Environment & Energy Special Report
- Publisher: E & E Publishing, LLC
- TRT Terms: Air quality; Land use models; Political factors; Preservation; Transportation policy; Urban sprawl; Water quality
- Subject Areas: Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00770396
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1999 12:00AM