Comment 70890

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted October 26, 2011 at 12:14:58 in reply to Comment 70889

That is the baseline assumption of policy makers and the reason why our balance of subsidies is so heavily tilted toward sprawl. The question is: would as many people choose to live in sprawl if we had to pay the real cost of our choices in living arrangement? The evidence from cities that establish urban-friendly policies is that many people want to live in more urban environments, but are deterred from doing so in cities with perverse incentives.

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