The social impacts of urban containment

Arthur Christian Nelson, Casey J. Dawkins, Thomas W. Sanchez

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One of the policies that has been most widely used to try to limit urban sprawl has been that of urban containment. This book examines the effects of urban containment policies on key social issues and argues that, while the policies make important contributions to environmental sustainability, they also affect affordability for all economic groups of citizens aside from the most wealthy. However, it also puts forward suggestions for revising such policies to counter these possible negative social impacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
Number of pages174
ISBN (Print)9780754670087
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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  • Social Sciences(all)

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Nelson, A. C., Dawkins, C. J., & Sanchez, T. W. (2008). The social impacts of urban containment. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.