Posts Tagged ‘sprawl revisited’

SPRAWL REVISITED, PART 3 The urban sprawl series concludes with possible solutions that government policy makers and urban planners could explore to put a lid on the uncontrolled low-density migration of people and cars to the exurbs. One idea is nodal development where existing small communities are enlarged so they become self-contained cities that offer […]


SPRAWL REVISITED, PART 2 The second instalment of the Toronto Star series takes an in-depth look at the real costs of unchecked urban sprawl to the Southern Ontario region — chief among them increasing traffic congestion, longer times to get to work for the working population, elevated levels of pollution and the inevitable loss of […]


SPRAWL REVISITED, PART 1 Where there is urban congestion, plans and more plans to build more roads, highways and transport infrastructure would not be too far behind. This has always been the trend because governments see expansion as the natural — and as if the only — solution to urban congestion. But more roads leading […]