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Density vs. Sprawl

While I'm usually the first to rip into this town's developers, they do have the right idea here. Greater density is better for the environment, traffic congestion and efficiency of services. Cities - especially dense urban areas - are simply more efficient than suburban sprawl. That's why our ancestors built them in the days before we could make 40-mile commutes in our cars. The problem in Wilmington, as always, will be whether the city fathers mess things up again. A well designed city center wouldn't even need massive parking decks, since it would have the infrastructure, services, jobs and mass transit to meet the needs of the residents. Building this requires time and effective planning, though, and good planning is in short supply around here.


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