Thursday, February 3, 2011

Community preferences

It is also clear that residents want to see sprawl curtailed in their communities and replaced with a much "smarter" kind of growth. Here are the findings of a survey of registered voters conducted by the National Association of Realtors in 2007:

  • 57% agree that "business and homes should be built closer together" so stores and shops are within walking distance
  • 61% agree that new home construction should be limited in outlying areas and encouraged in very urban areas
  • 81% want to redevelop older areas rather than building new
  • 83% support "building communities where people can walk places and use their cars less"
  • 88% support more public transportation

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Aissatou Bah