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Driverless Cars and Sprawl

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On August 31, 2017
I have a lot of issues with driverless cars, primarily that they are being developed to throw millions of people out of work. With driving pretty much the last decently paid working class job that employs huge numbers of Americans, these cars may have a social benefit, but they also come with a huge economic […]

Stop the Sprawl

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On July 17, 2016

If cities are to keep growing, as they will, they must stop growing outwards and start growing upwards. The environmental and human consequences are too great to consider otherwise. As cities grow, pe

Sprawl Tax

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On June 7, 2016

How much does sprawl cost Americans every year? That got us thinking: What if we could quantify some of these same issues from a city-friendly angle—measuring not the cost of congestion, which sugge

Job Sprawl

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On December 9, 2015

We spend a good bit of time talking about suburbia and the deleterious effects of housing sprawl here, but job sprawl is another issue worth noting. The building of large job facilities in the suburbs

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Build Up or Build Out?

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On October 27, 2015
This is just a small story about a small city, but I thought it was a pretty good look at perhaps the key issue in modern urbanism, especially in the West and the South, which is whether to build up or build out. Durango, Colorado is debating that issue now, with the traditional sprawl of […]

Sprawl Notes

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On September 21, 2015

A bunch of stories about urban sprawl that deserve attention: 1. If you live in Louisville, Miami, or Salt Lake City, you suffer the nation’s highest urban heat island effects. 2. Even in libera

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Express Lanes

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On April 12, 2015
No matter how many lanes of traffic governments build, they will never solve traffic problems because they incentivize more driving and more traffic, effectively subsidizing the problem they are meant to fix. Subsidizing public transportation and both dense and affordable urban living are far more effective ways to combat traffic. Share
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