Monday, January 26, 2009

Transit-oriented development enhances UTC; Seattle, WA; 1/26/09

Transit-oriented communities a positive move for environment Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle,WA,USADevelopment at the urban fringe converts working farms and forests to urban uses, resulting in less carbon-sequestering open space and tree canopy.
If that isn't enough for you, the loss of rural and resource land threatens local food security, eliminates wildlife habitat and has been linked to the degradation of Puget Sound. Lack of housing affordable to low- and moderate-income earners exacerbates poverty issues, adding pricey transportation costs to household expenses

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