Monday, January 23, 2006

Loudoun County as a case study in growth

The Christian Science Monitor has this article about suburban growth in Loudoun County, Virginia, titled "In a fast-growing county, sprawl teaches hard lessons."

The article says in part:

"The growing pains of Loudoun, the nation's fastest-growing county in the past five years, not only has residents up in arms, but have also drawn the attention of land-use experts across the United States. That's because exurbs - suburbs at the fringes of metropolitan areas - are growing faster than any other kind of community, according to census data. While high-speed growth has transformed suburbia for decades, what is new - and worrying - is that it's now occurring in areas without the infrastructure or experience to deal with it, these experts say."

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