The suburbs already get a bad rap for their uninspiring streets and distance from both the excitement of the city and calm of the country.
Now a new study is challenging the main argument many homeowners use to justify their decision to live in suburbia: cost.
A new report from Sustainable Prosperity, a national research and policy network, claims to expose the hidden costs of suburban sprawl.
The report highlights the economic and environmental costs of expanding suburbia across Canada.
“Sprawling, suburb-dominated municipalities are now common worldwide – and overwhelmingly predominant in North America,” says the report released Monday.
“However, it is important to bear in mind that suburban sprawl is still in the experimental stage. As with other experiments, we don’t know how it will work out, and what the unintended consequences will be.”
The report argues city taxpayers, including homeowners and businesses, are directly and indirectly paying the price of pushing people to live furtherRead More »from The hidden costs of living in the suburbs