Written by John Muir
Tuesday, January 1 2008
Study: Sprawl In Florida
phenomenal population growth has been the No. 1 factor in
the state's urban sprawl, according to the results of this
study released during Florida OverPopulation Awareness Week
(October 29 - November 4, 2000). In fact, in most Urbanized
Areas of Florida, the amount of land per resident did not
grow at all, indicating that growth in percapita consumption
was not a factor in any of the sprawl in those cities. Rather,
the volatile growth of Florida's population outweighed the
sprawl effect of all other factors combined suggesting that
antisprawl efforts in Florida must also try to limit population
growth in order to be effective.
Click here to read the complete study online.