Compactness vs. Sprawl Revisited: Converging Views
32 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2014
Date Written: January 30, 2014
This paper examines the relative merits of compact cities or urban sprawl (suburban settlement patterns) as a spatial solution to environmental problems (such as climate control), automobile dependence, economic development, infrastructure costs and the quality of urban life.
Keywords: compact cities, sprawl, vehicle miles traveled, carbon emissions, infrastructure costs, residential preferences, commuting times
JEL Classification: R140
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