Perverse Cities

Perverse Cities

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Urban sprawl ii½ low-density subdivisions and business parks, big box stores and mega-malls ii½ has increasingly come to define city growth despite decades of planning and policy. In Perverse Cities, Pamela Blais argues that flawed public policies and mis-pricing create hidden, qperverseq subsidies and incentives that promote sprawl while discouraging more efficient and sustainable urban forms ii½ clearly not what most planners and environmentalists have in mind. She makes the case for accurate pricing and better policy to curb sprawl and shows how this can be achieved in practice through a range of market-oriented tools that promote efficient, sustainable cities.... distance from the wire centre to the home) of less than 4 kilometres (such as Bolton or Bracebridge, Ontario); a€c Band ... a subsidy based on the number of residential lines in the three high-cost bands, with subsidies reflecting cost variations.

Title:Perverse Cities
Author: Pamela Blais
Publisher:UBC Press - 2011-07-01

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