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Poudre Canyon Group Sprawl Campaign

Communities across the nation continue to wrestle with the issue of sprawl and poorly-planned growth. In early 2000, the Poudre Canyon Group released a landmark report entitled Sprawl Costs Us All: The Impacts of Growth and Sprawl on Colorado's Northern Front Range. The report details the rate at which we are growing, the impacts that growth and sprawl are having on our quality of life, and possible solutions.


Download the Sprawl Costs Us All Report

The Sprawl Costs Us All report is in Adobe Acrobat format


Related Books, Articles, and Reports

  • Better, Not Bigger: How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve Your Community. by Eben Fodor. New Society Publishers, P.O. Box 189, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0, Canada.
  • Cadillac Desert: the American West and its Disappearing Water, by Marc Reisner. Viking Press, New York, N.Y.
  • The Dark Side of the American Dream. Sierra Club Challenge to Sprawl Campaign, P.O. Box 1227, College Park, MD 20741, http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl
  • The Geography of Nowhere: the Rise and Decline of America’s Man–Made Landscape, by James Howard Kunstler. New York, Simon and Schuster.
  • Paying for Growth, Prospering from Development, by Michael Kinsley and Hunter Lovins. Rocky Mountain Institute.
  • Rural by Design: Maintaining Small Town Character. American Planning Association, 1313 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637.
  • Saving Cities, Saving Money: Environmental Strategies that Work. Resource Renewal Institute, Building 1055, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965.
  • Solving Sprawl: The Sierra Club Rates the States. Sierra Club, 85 Second St., Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report99
  • "Who Pays for Sprawl? Hidden Subsidies Fuel the Growth of the Suburban Fringe." 1998. By Philip J. Longman. U.S. News & World Report, Volume 126, No. 16.

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