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Unformatted text preview: orked as an urban planner and served on
the city of San Jose’s Planning Commission, “We can cut down on urban sprawl, preserve open space and farm
land, and encourage green building development.] Urban sprawl concentrates poverty and lumps the dehumanizing impacts on the least
fortunate members of society
Nancy Thompson (certified community planner. Nancy earned a master’s degree in urban and regional planning, and has served as a
planning director in city and county governments. Often her department has been responsible for capital improvements, community development
projects, and code enforcement too. She also served as president of a consulting firm specializing in neighborhood plans and community
development work.) Accessed July 4, 2012 The Effects of Urban Sprawl on Costs, Health, Environment http://www.useful-communitydevelopment.org/effects-of-urban-sprawl.html#.T_SjmZFQD4E If you don't drive, you're in for a tough time in most areas. Each metropolitan area offers a few pedestrian-friendly walkable
communities where you can find shops, restaurants, banks,...
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