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Title: Sprawl in Canada and the United States
Authors: Lewyn, Michael
Advisor: Weinrib, Arnold
Department: Law
Keywords: sprawl
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2011
Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to ascertain (1) whether suburban sprawl is as widespread in Canadian metropolitan areas as in their American counterparts, and (2) whether Canadian government policies, and in particular Canadian municipal land use and transportation policies, encourage sprawl. The thesis concludes that sprawl is less widespread in two respects. First, Canadian central cities have not declined to the same extent as American central cities. Second, urban and suburban Canadians are less dependent on automobiles than are Americans. The thesis goes on to point out that in Canada, as in the United States, government land use and transportation policies often encourage sprawl.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25759
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