Growth, Quality of Life, and Metropolitan Comparisons

Posted on September 01, 1996 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Eric VonDohlen
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As the Phoenix area continues to grow and add new residents, problems of air pollution, traffic congestion, finance, and transit will continue to receive attention from citizens, media, and policymakers.  Since the Phoenix area is a good example of the suburb-focused, low-density format of growth and development, many calls for change have laid the blame for our woes at sprawl's doorstep.  This study discusses the sources of sprawl, compares measures of sprawl across metropolitan areas, and prescribes market-based incentives to minimize its impact on residents.

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