Urban Planet: Report calls for examination of American funding of suburban sprawl

A report by Smart Growth America is calling for an examination of federal real estate spending.

Currently the American government subsidizes suburban sprawl to the tune of $450 billion per year, and the report argues that this essentially redistributes funds from the poor to the rich.

The report calls for lawmakers to support all types of housing, reinvest in existing neighbourhoods, create a safety net for American families, and help strengthen the beleaguered middle class.

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  1. I know this is a late comment, but I just came across this post and have to say that I am proud of my hometown city of Ottawa and Canada as a whole when it comes to issues such as this. The US definitely has a long ways to go still!

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