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Compactness vs. Sprawl Revisited: Converging Views

  • Reid Ewing
  • Harry W. Richardson
  • Keith Bartholomew
  • Arthur C. Nelson
  • Chang-Hee Christine Bae
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    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.

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    Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 4571.

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    Date of creation: 2014
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    Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_4571
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