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easier to develop new housing. And buyers prefer it, at least if they have few other choices that fit their lifestyle. The inefficiency of these effects
of urban sprawl to the public sector--and therefore to you, the taxpayers--tends to be masked because the municipality building the new
infrastructure tends to be different from the central city. If everyone in the metropolitan area could look at their public sector investment as a
whole, the effects of urban sprawl would come to a screeching halt as we realized how much extra money we're spending in most cities on
infrastructure that is being duplicated on the edge of the city. Lack of Choice of Housing Types Because the effects of urban sprawl include
duplicating more and more the most popular floor plan from the last development, we are left with fewer choices ultimately. One of the effects of
urban sprawl that I find really distasteful is the homogenous nature of the housing stock we're leaving for our children. Of course lack of housing
choice can be alleviated in suburb...
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