The True Cost of Sprawl
In just ten years, the town of Antioch (Bay Area) has grown from 62,200 to 90,500 residents, and is expected to reach 120,000 by 2025, according to research by the Greenbelt Alliance. But at what cost?
Is it smart growth, filling in underutilized previously developed areas? Or sprawl, eating up open space, causing traffic congestion, and consuming limited financial resources to create new water, sewer infrastructure, etc.?
On this week's show, join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as he talks with experts from Washington D.C. and Washington state, and we explore the true costs of sprawl development.
This Week's Guests:
Bob Rose Executive Director, Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland|
Julia Freedgood Director, American Farmland Trust's Technical Assistance Division|
Ben Alexander Associate Director of the SocioEconomics Program at the Sonoran Institute|
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