Sprawl vs. Urban: which costs the taxpayer more?
- This is a good short analysis of comparative value-capture ratios of
sprawling Wally Word development vs. dense downtown-style
neighborhoods. It lays out the numbers on just how much more fiscally
efficient mixed-use, TOD development is than the usual sprawl-and-
bigbox carcentric model:
Could be applied to carfree development as well.
Let the conservatives yack on about taxes all they want--the numbers
show that tax-haters should just love urbanist forms!
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