|As large numbers of urban residents move out of cities, suburbs have seized the opportunity to embrace endless housing developments and strip malls with little long range planning. But uncontrolled sprawl presents more than just an “open space” problem, it also affects our quality of life and the health of all our communities – wealthy and lower-income, urban, rural, and suburban. Citizens pay for sprawl with longer commutes, higher taxes for infrastructure and public services, and fewer connections with neighbors. States have found effective solutions for sprawl by bringing together unlikely allies – municipal and county officials; environmentalists and farmers; community leaders and business people.|
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|This package relies in large part on information provided by the Center for Policy Alternatives.|
|This package was last updated on August 13, 2003.|
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