The Hidden Costs of Suburban Sprawl

A recent report from the University of Ottawa has outlined the hidden costs of suburban sprawl. According to the study, this form of urbanization will cost cities and its taxpayers much more than the revenue and income it produces.

Neighbourhoods do not pay for themselves. Suburban mortgages might look cheaper than inner-city ones, but they bring about extra costs for municipalities and taxpayers due to the need for additional road construction, street lighting, recreation facilities, garbage collection, policing, fire stations and community buildings such as libraries and medical centres.

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