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Links 1 through 10 of 23 by Peter Cresswell tagged Sprawl

Housing unaffordability isn't just an issue here in NZ, it's a problem worldwide -- or at least in those cities worldwide in which planners have locked up land, regulated its use, and forced people to live in the way that planners have decreed they live.

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Scott gives a number of examples of how "changing the pricing of transport would, in my view, make an enormous difference to how cities function and grow," and concludes, "Tom is right to suggest that there is plenty of potential for different forms of ho

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The Ringstra├če style is often what is thought of when people talk about European style cities: it is the very model of elegance and urbanity. It was a delightful dividend both of Austria-Hungary's new power -- making the encircling defensive wall obsolet

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PC and Tom Beard have been engaging in an interesting debate about sprawl and land use regulation. Interesting to me because I have been on both sides of the debate in my career, and now I largely share PC's view.

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WHY SMART GROWTH DELIVERS CARPET SPRAWL. Smart Growth delivers Carpet-Sprawl because even the most rigorous Smart Growth city eventually has to extend its Metropolitan Urban Limit (MUL) to provide more land for residential, commercial and industrial use.

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When it comes to sprawl, to housing and to regulations on housing, I'm Pro-Choice. What that means, in short, is this: * Let people live where they will. * Restricting where and how people live is wrong, and reflects the use of force to impose th

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Sprawl is good. Sprawl is choice. The opponents of sprawl are not just against sprawl, they're against choice -- the proof of this is that if people wanted to live in the way the enemies of choice wanted, they wouldn't need to be forced into it, they'd be

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National's housing spokesman, Phil Heatley, is going to the United States and Britain to study ways of resolving the predicament of steeply rising house prices blocking many people from owning a home. The average home now costs about seven times the avera

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This is my last ramble for the year -- my bags and books are almost packed, and sun rain-drenched beaches beckon, and for one last time for this year I'll ramble through my clippings file for the week, those items I've marked up to write about but just ha

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'Smart Growth' -- the platitudinous urban design imposition that herds people inside arbitrary city boundaries -- is NOT a green theory. In fact, it's not even 'sustainable.' Wendell Cox of Demographia points out that organic farmers in the US are waking

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