Suburbia is Subsidized: Here’s the Math [ST07]


Car-dependent suburbia is subsidized by productive urban places. That’s why American cities are broke. But how bad is it, and who is subsidizing who?

Watch the rest of my Strong Towns series here:

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Urban3 is a consulting company that helps cities better understand the economic impact of development. They have worked with many American cities to better understand and visualize the costs of development, and uncover which properties are productive, and which are not. Some municipalities have been willing to share that information, and it has provided a fascinating glimpse into the financial problems caused by sprawling car-centric suburban development.

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This video explores some of the cities analyzed by Urban3, and provides some lessons that cities should learn about how to build Strong Towns.


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