Sprawl in Canada and the United States
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center; University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 14-6
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 51
Keywords: Sprawl, Zoning, Density, Parking
JEL Classification: R14, R23, R40, R41, R48, R50, R52, R58
Date posted: July 12, 2012 ; Last revised: February 7, 2014