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Sprawl Is Like the Weather

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Why do officials continue to contribute to land wasting development practices even when they would often profess to being against sprawl as well as being advocates of people being able to exercise their property rights to the fullest?

One reason is the widely held belief in the virtues of low density development. In the approval process for almost any development, there is a call for lowering the development’s density. But those who testify against higher density don’t seem to realize that the cumulative result of lower density development is sprawl. …

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