Sprawl in Canada and the United States
51 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2012 Last revised: 7 Feb 2014
Date Written: 2012
The purpose of this article is to show that, in Canada as in the United States, government regulation promotes sprawl through anti-density zoning, minimum parking requirements, and overly wide streets. However, Canadian cities are less "sprawling" than American cities- perhaps because at least some of these regulations are less onerous than in the United States.
Keywords: Sprawl, Zoning, Density, Parking
JEL Classification: R14, R23, R40, R41, R48, R50, R52, R58
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