Back to top

Summary: Sprawl and Residential Preference

Sprawl and Residential Preferences: Investigating and Building Educational Strategies on New Understandings of Land Use

Informing decision makers (individual and collective) about the implications of different patterns of development and land use has been a consistent CaRDI goal. CaRDI, for example, participated over a decade ago in a multi-disciplinary project dealing with related topics. Some of the information collected for this project, Sprawl and Residential Preferences: Investigating and Building Educational Strategies on New Understandings of Land Use, is still available as follows:

  1. The Definition of Sprawl, and the terms associated with the subject 
  2. Negative Impacts of Sprawl in our communities, our nation and our environment
  3. The Causes of Sprawl, and forces that continue to drive the phenomenon
  4. Methods of Combating Sprawl in our communities, states and our nation
  5. Sprawl Related Data and Research
  6. References, Research Citations and Resources for more information on land development practices