WILL GROWTH EVENTUALLY WIPE OUT FLORIDA'S NATURAL AREAS?

01/16/07
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According to a study released last month from the group 1,000 Friends of Florida.... Over the next five decades, cities from St. Petersburg to Daytona Beach are expected to be joined into one big mass of urban sprawl across the center of the state. By 2060, today's state population of 18-million will double.

 

The study, "Florida in 2060," concludes that "soon, the ultimate footprint and pattern of development will be set." Without some sort of regulation- the result will be sprawling, disconnected subdivisions spread from coast to coast that surround the few isolated wetlands that remain.

 

In an editorial following the relase of the study- the St. Petersburg Times editorialized that "Urban sprawl is actually a Ponzi scheme that has ultimately led to higher costs for property taxes and insurance, drinking water, environmental remediation and commuting."

 

Today we'll talk about development, mass transit, water, and smart growth with Denise Layne who is Executive Director of the Coalition for Responsible Growth. FMI http://c4rg.com/index.htm

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