Urban sprawl affects inner-ring suburbs, too

  • Article by: Don Jacobson , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 8, 2013 - 12:00 AM

A U of M researcher finds that many of the characteristics of “urban sprawl” are showing up closer to central-city cores, not just where cornfields are transformed into housing.

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takuglerFeb. 8, 13 9:06 AM

On the flip side, the weak relationship between sprawl and density also implies that "urban" densities are not a prerequisite to avoid sprawl. It is possible to design neighborhoods at something more similar to suburban densities that still feel less sprawling.

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