Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy, and Urban Sprawl

Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy, and Urban Sprawl

By: Pamela Blais (author)Hardback

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This book will be of interest to urban planners and policy-makers, politicians and activists, and anyone interested in building healthy, sustainable cities.

About Author

Pamela Blais is a city planner and principal of Toronto-based Metropole Consultants.


Preface 1 The Price of Sprawl Part 1: The Planning Problem 2 Sprawl: A Planning Problem 3 The Costs and Benefits of Sprawl Part 2: The Problem with Planning 4 The Costs and Benefits of Planning 5 How Do Our Cities Grow? Plans versus Reality 6 Prices Drive Sprawl Part 3: Subsidies, Cross-Subsidies, and Mis-Incentives: How Public Policy Finances Sprawl 7 Municipal Services: Costs and Prices 8 Network Services: Costs and Prices 9 Housing, Infrastructure, and Energy: More Mis-Pricing and Mis-Incentives 10 Driving Sprawl: Pricing and Policy Mis-Incentives Part 4: What to Do 11 Principles for a Market-Oriented Approach 12 A Toolbox of Market-Oriented Instruments 13 Perverse Subsidies, Perverse Cities Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774818957
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9780774818957
  • weight: 560
  • ISBN10: 0774818956

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