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Retrofitting the suburbs

Retrofitting the suburbs

February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Suburbs, like the rest of America, have long prioritized auto-centric urban planning, but plenty of research shows that the public’s appetite for cars is calming. Consequently, suburban communities are trying to keep up by restoring pedestrians and the environment to the center of their planning practices. Challenges suburbs face While infrastructure is under pressure in […]

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Mortgage interest deduction creates suburban sprawl

Mortgage interest deduction creates suburban sprawl

May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although federal housing subsidies like the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) are offered to provide affordable housing and stabilize communities, they end up creating sprawling suburban areas rather than benefiting the densely populated, high-growth inner city areas. This happens because more subsidies are given to single-family houses (which usually belong to richer people), rather than to […]

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