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Old Posted Nov 15, 2019, 4:18 PM
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Originally Posted by passwordisnt123 View Post
That's not true. Urban sprawl happens because city hall wants it to happen. It's the city that authorizes the expansion of the urban boundary. It's the city that grants permits. It's the city that says where and when those suburban developments happen. The fact that some land is being reserved from development by the greenbelt doesn't mean that an equal parcel of land somewhere else will invariably be used for development. Intensification is a real thing that can and is often used as an alternative to more and more shitty sprawl.
Intensification is real but it will never amount to 100% of our new construction unless the city's growth slows down considerably.
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