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Sprawl in Canada and the United States

51 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2012 Last revised: 7 Feb 2014

Michael Lewyn

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lewyn, Michael, Sprawl in Canada and the United States (2012). Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 14-6. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2103999 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2103999

Michael Lewyn (Contact Author)

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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