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Old 03-30-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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I would suggest something like Oregon's Urban Growth Boundary as a way to control sprawl and preserve greenspace............

Metro: Urban growth boundary

..........but in doing so I know that it would be impossible for this to happen in Texas because of slow-to-change cultural and political alignments.

Visiting Israel last year I was incredibly surprised that (1) most of the country is not developed and (2) that single family housing is a rarity. To me this only means that the people through their government have to want it or it will not happen.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Plymouth Meeting,PA
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I wouldn't worry about that now. The excess building/construction boon was one of many results of the government manipulating and loosing up the credit market, which causing the financial crises. It will take a while for enough credit to get loosened up so that there will be lots of new construction. The construction boom will start again when, enough government officials will want to loosen up of the credit supply in order to create a new revenue source for government.
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