Thanks to Jim Rosenberg for the heads up about the severe level of sprawl in the Triad. Rosenberg said: "Saving the park also makes good business sense. Corporate site selection is increasingly focusing on sprawl"
"Smart Growth America, a Washington, D.C. - based advocacy group has released the results of a three year study..."The three metro areas with the greatest sprawl, at least according to the SGA study, are Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif.; Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.; and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., respectively."
" Sprawl and "policy recommendations": Not surprisingly, the SGA study also comes with "six policy recommendations to reduce sprawl and promote smarter growth" for "regions wishing to improve their quality of life." Those recommendations include:
"Reinvest in neglected communities and provide more housing opportunities;"
"Rehabilitate abandoned properties;"
"Encourage new development or redevelopment in already built up areas;"
"Create and nurture thriving, mixed-use centers of activity;"
"Support growth management strategies;" and
"Craft transportation policies that complement smarter growth."