Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Development patterns are stuck in a sub-optimal equilibrium

In many good urban neighborhoods across America, older single-family houses are snapped up as soon as they come on the market. But the barriers to create these houses from scratch, with the walkable amenities that people want, are still huge.
That's from a blog post at Better Cities & Towns commenting on a longer CityLab piece about the inertia of unwalkable unproductive sprawl development. Both are recommended.

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