TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 74: Costs of Sprawl—2000 describes urban sprawl and its effects. The report begins with background historical information and then analyzes the impact of sprawl on resources, including land conversion, water and sewer infrastructure, local road infrastructure, local public-service costs, and real estate development costs. Personal costs of sprawl are then described in terms of travel miles, travel costs, and quality of life. The report ends with a discussion of the benefits of sprawl and ways to reduce the negative effects.
Chapters I to III
Chapters IV to VII
Chapters VIII to XVI
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