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Author Blais, Pamela.

Title Perverse cities : hidden subsidies, wonky policy, and urban sprawl / Pamela Blais.

Published Vancouver : UBC Press, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  307.1216 BLAI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [256]-269) and index.
Contents The price of sprawl -- Sprawl: a planning problem -- The costs and benefits of sprawl -- The costs and benefits of planning -- How do our cities grow? Plans versus reality -- Prices drive sprawl -- Municipal services: costs and prices -- Network services: costs and prices -- Housing, infrastructure, and energy: more mis-pricing and Mis-incentives -- Driving and policy mis-incentives -- Principles for a market-oriented approach -- A toolbox of market-oriented instruments -- Perverse subsidies, perverse cities.
Summary "Makes the case that accurate pricing and better policy are fundamental to curbing sprawl and shows how this can be achieved in practice through a range of market-oriented tools that promote efficient, sustainable cities." - Cover.
Other author Blais, Pamela.
Subject City planning -- Economic aspects.
Cities and towns -- Growth -- Economic aspects.
ISBN 9780774818957 (hbk.)
0774818956 (hbk.)
9780774818964 (paperback)
0774818964 (paperback)