Thursday, November 14, 2013

From Sustainable Prosperity
The Cost of Sprawl:
A Suburban/Urban Comparison

We tend to think of the cost of a house as only the price of the mortgage. But in reality, adding more houses to a community requires a lot more than the buildings. Sidewalks, water and wastewater pipes, schools and libraries, police and fire protection, and of course, roads. The lower density in the suburbs leads to higher costs to operate, maintain and replace all these services. These examples are taken from a recent study in Halifax Regional Municipality. More at: Sustainable Prosperity | The Cost of Sprawl: A Comparison : Sustainable Prosperity

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